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Friday, August 8, 2008

Churros

Image from Don Churro

Churro, also known as Spanish doughnut, is a crispy fried dough snack and believed to be originated from Spain. This food becomes more popular in Latin America, Europe, USA and Australia. Churros are best eaten while it is still hot and warm. I usually buy churros when i go to Queen Victoria Market as it is quite cheap, about 6 bucks for 7 pieces.

For those who want to try making your home made churros, you can try the recipe given below. The recipe is taken from Divine Recipe website.

1/4 cup butter or margarine, Cut into small pieces
1/8 tsp. salt
1-1/4 cups All purpose flour, sifted
3 eggs
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
Salad oil for deep frying
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar

-In a medium saucepan, combine butter with 1/2 cup water. Stir over low heat until butter is melted. Bring just to boiling; add salt, and remove from heat.
-Add flour all a once; beat very hard with a wooden spoon. over low heat, beat until very smooth-about 2 minutes.
-Remove from heat; let cool slightly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Continue beating until mixture has a satinlike sheen.
-Meanwhile, in a deep skillet or deep fryer, slowly heat salad oil (at least 1-1/2 inch) to 380* on deep fry thermometer.
-Press the doughnut mixture through a large pastry bag with a large, fluted tip, 1/2 inch wide. With wet scissors, cut batter into 2 inch lengths as it drops into hot oil.
-Deep fry, a few at a time, 2 minutes on each side, or until
golden-brown. Lift out with slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels.
-Meanwhile combine cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl.
-Toss drained doughnuts in sugar mixture to coat well. Serve warm.

Besides, you can create your own shape if you love to.

For those who are vegetarian and do not eat eggs, you can replace the eggs by using small amount of vinegar (thanks Thangie for the information). You can also use other type of vegetable oil, instead of salad oil. Remember to use the right fluted tip, as shown in the picture below, to make the prism shape churro.



I love churros as it is very tasty. As i am going home soon, i know it is hard for me to find churros in my hometown, so i am using the time left for me here to eat as many churros as i can.

Yes. I do love great food, and i eat a lot. He he he.

2 comments:

Jie said...

mcm cakoi je..

hehehehe

Cik Kmar said...

aah. ala2 cakoi. cume lebih crispy sbb bentuk ala2 tepi belimbing kot. hehe.