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
Feed your daughter with raw internal organs
String ‘em up – bay leaves and chilis
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© con jamón spain
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Love them … but never had a go at making them myself.
Does anyone actually have that amount of hot oil to hand?!
Not me – that’s for sure!
Does anyone know if the Spanish use butter, same as Mr Ramsey? I always thought it was oil and therefore churros are vegan….
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Yea! Thank you .
let us know if they’re any good. Eggs seem to feature quite heavily normally…
Tragically Churros are totally out of bounds for Fatty here (well until I’ve dropped down the 3 dress sizes that I want to for my daughter’s wedding) But Oh how I love them and that melting chocolate sauce, a combo make in heaven.
Surely once in a while is OK?
Sure, but only when I’ve trimmed down. I can’t do ‘just a bit’ of churros! It has to be the whole, delicious, greasy, hot swirl of battered wonderfulness!
V intimidating, making them yourselves. We’ve tried the frozen ones, which are not quite churreria quality but still do the job with sugar and chocolate sauce! SD
At €1 a pop, it’s easy to scoff them – thanks to our pollo y churro man opposite the church!