Churros with a Chili Chocolate Dip

I absolutely love doughnuts.  I guess it’s hard to beat deep-fried batter covered in sugar and filled with all kinds of yummy stuffings…

However, there’s one deep-fried treat I love even more: churros. For those who know me well, it’s pretty obvious why I can’t get my hands off these: they’re covered in cinnamon sugar! As a cinnamon addict, that’s pretty much as good as it gets.

Traditionally churros are eaten for breakfast in Spain and Latin America. I first ate churros on one of our many holidays to Mallorca. They weren’t that good to be honest, just deep-fried rings tasting of nothing but grease. Little did I know that these finger-shaped doughnuts can in fact be absolutely amazing.

I only rediscovered churros in Luxembourg – of all places – at the annual Schueberfouer, a huge fun fair which takes place every year in September in the heart of Luxembourg city. It’s pretty much a coglomeration of fun rides (think rollercoasters, ghost rides and a massive ferris wheel) and food stalls. One of the many food huts is the – in Luxembourg infamous – “Jean la Gaufre“.  This Belgian waffle stall started selling churros about a decade ago. And that was the beginning of my love affair with churros: crunchy deep-fried dough, covered in a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar, and served with a Nutella-style chocolate dip. Every year I return to my hometown for the Schueberfouer, and every year I can’t wait to get my hands on a portion of sweet, crispy churros.

So, for this post I decided to give it a go, and make my own churros. After all, what can be so hard about deep-frying some batter? Well, nothing really (apart from making the whole flat smell of frying batter, but that’s well worth it). It’s as easy as pie! So, give it a go and see for yourself why churros are the best treat in the world!

February 16, 2012