Churros

This isn’t about baking but frying!! Churros dipped in milk chocolate is my most favourite in San Churro. But due to our ‘limited-income’ as students, we’re unable to go and eat the fantastic dish every time the eating-lust comes. And if we can, we absolutely cant afford to order the dish size that can totally shut down our desire from thinking about it. ehe 😀

Therefore, as usual, the solution is to make your own churros in your own kitchen and eat as many as you want! Sensation!!!!

Recipe from Nicko (you can watch the video too, yeay!!)

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup water
100g unsalted butter
2 cups plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
Vegetable oil, to deep-fry
1/2 cup icing sugar mixture, sifted

METHOD:
1. In a saucepan, add in the butter and water. Turn on the medium heat and stir until the butter has dissolved (~3-4 minutes).
2. Turn the heat off and add in the plain flour and a pinch of salt. Using a wooden spoon, mix it together vigorously. As it starts to really thicken up, keep mixing the dough until it pulls away from the side of the pan. Continue until the dough is coming away in one piece.
3. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and leave it for 15 minutes.
4. After 15 minutes, take the wrapping off.
5. Try to work quite quickly with the next steps: Put the first egg in and using the spoon, incorporate the egg into the dough and mix it really well. Repeat the same process with the next egg. You will get a smooth dough that you are really after.
6. Insert the dough in a piping bag with your desired shape of nozzle. You can also roll the dough into long strips and cut them up.
7. Into a large saucepan, add in the vegetable oil. Make sure the oil is hot enough. Pipe the dough straight into the oil and cut it off (after it gets long enough) using scissor or by scrapping your finger onto the nozzle. The churros will float up to the top (takes about 2-3 minutes). Repeat the same process until finished.
8. You will get a beautiful golden brown churros. After drying them off on a paper towel, sprinkle them in some icing sugar.

Chocolate dipped sauce

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup of thickened cream
Dark Chocolate bar (break into small pieces)

Method:
1. In a saucepan on a medium heat, add in the thickened cream.
2. Add in the chocolate bar. Stir the mixture until the chocolate has dissolved. Add the chocolate as much until the colour of the sauce has beautifully turn to dark brown. You may add some sugar if you like sweeter taste of the sauce.