Chocolate and churros

Chocolate and churros
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands on time 10 mins, plus 4-5 mins cooking time per batch

This is our version of the classic Spanish breakfast recipe, a combination of doughnut-like churros with thick hot chocolate.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
691kcals
Fat
52.7g (25.9g saturated)
Protein
8.6g
Carbohydrates
49.1g (31.4g sugars)
Salt
0.4g
Calories
691kcals
Fat
52.7g (25.9g saturated)
Protein
8.6g
Carbohydrates
49.1g (31.4g sugars)
Salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200ml double cream

For the churros

  • 75g unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 125g plain flour, sifted
  • 3 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • Sunflower oil for frying

For dusting

  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

Method

  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and heat gently in a small pan with the syrup and cream, stirring now and then, until mixed. Keep warm.
  2. For the churros, heat 250ml water and the butter in a non-stick pan until boiling vigorously. Tip in the salt and flour, then beat for 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens and forms a ball. Remove from the heat and gradually beat in the eggs to make a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Heat 5-8cm oil in a deep pan or wok. The oil should reach 180°C on a thermometer (when a cube of bread turns golden in 15 seconds). While it heats, mix the cinnamon and sugar on a large plate.
  4. Spoon the batter into a piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped nozzle. Carefully pipe the mixture directly into the pan, cutting it off at the nozzle with a knife to give roughly 12cm lengths. Cook for 2 minutes on each side until cooked through and golden, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  5. While still warm, roll the churros in the cinnamon sugar. Pour the chocolate into small cups or dipping bowls and serve.

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