A daughter of friends of ours back in Blighty – the fabulous Phoebe – took an interest in Spain’s ubiquitous snack churros, after we bought her a mug, perfect for chocolate sauce. Her Spanish class even mentioned them this week.
We’ve never cooked them but certainly eaten them. There’s a churros and roast chicken shop in Órgiva and the smell which emanates from it is mouth-watering. For some reason they’re not normally sold with chocolate sauce – which is like serving a doner kebab without chilli sauce. A single serving of churros, wrapped in paper, will give you enough energy to walk up the Lujár and back again.
We’re not the first blog to mention churros of course – it’s de rigueur for any Spanish-based blog to drone on about tapas, rooftops and sunsets too. So how do you make churros? Look away now if you’ve seen it all before…
We’ve tracked down a couple of videos. The first is chef Gordon Ramsey‘s take on them – a little over a minute and brilliantly simple (luckily no one was sworn at in the making of it). He doesn’t mention how much flour to use so it’s a bit useless as a recipe and, as someone commented: ‘The day the Spanish make churros like this, I will change nationality’. Stuck in the past, maybe.
The second film is accompanied by some rubbish music and shows a man swirling them around in a vat of oil.
Phoebe, this post is for you – and if you do make them, make sure you share them with your sister. x
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