Here is another quick and delicious recipe for you! Churros are a crispy and delicate fried treat made from a batter very similar to (if not the same) as paté a choux - but I'm going to just call it masa de churro. After the batter is heated and cooled, it gets piped into hot oil and fried. If you don't have piping bags, which I don't expect you to have, just use a zip lock bag and cut off the corner like I did! Tossed in a cinnamon/sugar mixture when cooked and dipped into chocolate, you really aren't going to go wrong when you make this quick recipe.
What You Need (for Masa de Churro):
100 grams butter
75 grams brown sugar
300 grams water
200 grams flour
200 grams sourdough starter
6 grams salt
4 grams vanilla extract
What You Need (for Chocolate Sauce):
200 grams dark chocolate
200 grams coconut milk
You will also need some cinnamon sugar for tossing the fried churros into.
What You Need To Do
Combine the butter, water, vanilla and sugar into a sauce pan on medium heat. Let it heat up until it is almost boiling, while stirring.
Once at a boiling point, remove from heat and add the flour and salt into the pan. Mix thoroughly until it turns into a cohesive dough. Let this mixture cool for 15 minutes.
While the mixture is cooling, heat up a pan or pot of canola oil. You don't want it too hot. If you have a thermometer, between 350-400f should be just fine.
Put the masa into a bowl and add the egg and sourdough starter. Use your hands to fully incorporate and mix until you have a smooth, thick batter.
If you have a piping bag, great. If not (like me), put your mixture into a ziplock back and cut the corner slightly. You don't want to cut too big or you'll end up with uncooked blobs.
Once the oil is heated, pipe your churros into the oil about 4 at a time depending on your pot size. Use scissors or your hand to cut the dough into the oil.
Fry the churros for 5-6 minutes, turning with tongs if needed to evenly cook them.
Make your chocolate dipping sauce by putting the dark chocolate and coconut milk into a microwave safe bowl an heat up for 2-3 minutes. Stir with a whisk when you take it out and let it cool.
Fill a bowl with a cinnamon sugar mixture. When the churros are done cooking, toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat them.
Finally, dip your churros in chocolate. Enjoy!