Sunday, 31st October 2010

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

The challenge were doughnuts. But since I just made them some weeks ago, as you can see here, I wanted to try something different. Especially, because frying is so versatile and the fried goods are always so delicious.

So I took the chance to make churros.


I love churros, since I remember, that I’ve first eaten them on our vacations in Spain. Bought in a paper bag from a mobile churrería. DELICIOUS. I remember them pure or tossed in sugar. I didn’t get to know the version, where you dip them in thick warm chocolate. That sounded good to me, too. But in my memory, the churros were rich, not so light. So I decided to skip the chocolate part spontaneously.

In the end, the churros turned out really light. They puffed up, while frying and came out in a doubled or even tripled size, than before. I don’t know why this happened, maybe it was the recipe. Everything else looked right to me. So a rich decadent chocolate would accompany this recipe just right. Nonetheless the churros were very good. But I’m still looking for the perfect recipe, fitting my childhood memories.


One year ago: Cinnamon and Anise Macarons


7 Responses so far.

  1. Audax says:

    I really like the idea of piping them on the paper and then into the oil a neat trick and so much better than piping the batter into the hot oil. Also they look delicious so light and golden coloured. Well done on this challenge. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

  2. chef_d says:

    Your churros look delicious! They would be yummy with the chocolate as well as plain!

  3. colores says:

    OMG, next weekend I will be in Spain , I miss curros so much! delicious!

  4. crustabakes says:

    hii. thanks for dropping by my blog and linking me up to the blanched oranges. i shall be trying that the next time!

  5. Apu says:

    Adorable and delicious I am sure!!

  6. Waow, these homemade churros look delicious! I like the tip you gave with the baking sheet!

  7. Mary says:

    I love churros, but I found them too rich when served with that thick hot chocolate in Spain. I made crullers from a similar dough and also used the same technique with the parchment paper. Mine did not keep their piped pattern, but were delicious nonetheless. Yours look fantastic.

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