19 Apr 2011

Churros and hot vanilla scented chocolate for a autumn morning

Today I felt that fall finally arrived after so much warm weather. Fall always brings akind of sadness because I know that puts an end to the warm nights where we dined al fresco, of barbecues with friends on weekends, the aroma of freshly cut grass and lazy afternoons reading under the sun .

On Sunday  dawned autumn,  clear blue sky and cool very cool

Since I am the first to wake up at home, right away I thought to give us a little pleasure.Despite I have horror to deep fry, but, from time to time is nice. The worst is the after, when  comes to cleaning  all these mess on the kitchen. Anyway, I thought followed churros with hot creamy chocolate, scented with vanilla. As do as the Spanish. Churros  must be  sink in that creamy and steamy  chocolate .A little indulgent for  autumn .

The churros are super easy to make, is the basic  choux mass  and ideal is to have a churro machine so it will not curl when frying.


For hot Chocolate:
Makes 4 cups
Time: 5 minuts


180g de chocolate (semisweeet, chopped)
4 cups milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1  vanilla pod
 (or 1 Tea spoon vanilla extract)
1 tea spoon cornstarch

For the churros:
Serve 25 churros
Time:# 30 minuts

  • 350 ml milk
  • 200g flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg  
  •  Sunflower oil for fry
  • sugar to roll up

  • For hot chocolate
  • Method:

    In a medium saucepan bring to boil milk,sugar,cornstach and vanilla 
    Steam until thick
  •  for the churros:
  • Method
  • Place, milk, salt and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring this to boil.
  • Add the flour at once and stir vigorously with a wodden spoon or spatula until it comes togheter into a smooth and homegenous  ball
  • Let rest until warm , and then add the egg, stirr untill comes  into a smooth tick mass
  • Transfer to a churros maker or into a pastry bag ( fitted medium star #5)  
  • In a deep pan  pour about 3 inchees of sunflower oil. Heat it to 350F
  • Pipe the batter  into the hot oil and cut with a scissor
  • Fry until golden brown
  • Remove them from the oil and roll them into sugar. Serve immediately.


bellini said...

I remember having churros for the first time in Cancun, and then again in Cuba, I would love to have a churro machine to get that perfect shape:D

Figs, Bay, Wine said...

How lucky to live in your house and wake up to an autumn breakfast like that!! You know how to live Sylvia! Beautiful photos as usual.


Oi Sylvia, tudo bem ? Que lindas fotos ! Adoro churros [como boa neta de espanhóis :)] Os seus estão perfeitos ! Vou fazê-los também. See you ! Kisses...

peachkins said...

i love churros dipped in really thick hot chocolate. your photo is stunning!

♥♥ belinhagulosa ♥♥ said...

Como sempre perfeitos amiga lindas fotos que nos enchem de magia,bjokinhass

Mari said...

There couldn't be a more perfect combination. I'll eat this anytime of the day!

Have a great Easter week.

ameixa seca said...

Directamente do TasteSpotting para aqui. Na preparação do chocolate quente você começa a descrição em inglês mas, a meio, passa para espanhol :) Ainda bem que eu sou trilingue he he

ameixa seca said...

Esqueci-me de dizer que adoro churros. Por aqui temos "farturas" que são feitos da mesma massa que os churros mas mais grossos e maiores. Eu prefiro sempre os churros :)

Kelly said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! So glad I found your blog, glad to be a follower! :)

Nina said...

Sylvia, I love your blog! So happy to have found it. Beautiful and these Churros look wonderful! Love all fried dough..your photos are stunning. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

Cali said...

Me encanta ..... lastima que ya he tomado mi desayuno ! Me da hambre ..... o puede ser que soy demasiado golosa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nachturnal said...

In the first line of your instructions for the churros, do you mean to add the milk, salt and sugar together to bring to the boil?

Sylvia said...

Nachturnal, yes I do. I fixed it on the post. Thanks for notice me.

JaquiL said...

I made churros for my New Years Eve party, but they certainly did not look as amazing! Beautiful!

massagelosangeles said...

Churros and hot coco has and is always a favorite treat of mine and my two kids..We love to have this one during the mid afternoon. And I would like to say thank you for sharing your own recipe..