A bunch of crunchy Churros with Spiced Hot Chocolate to warm your heart! Is really the easiest recipe ever! With only five ingredients, the Churros are a comfy and quick dessert, and if you paired it with hot chocolate it’s a bliss for cold weather.
Don’t you love churros, hot chocolate, and cold weather?
I like how something that is so easy can bring that joy as fresh churros. They aren’t the best for your waistline, but hey, just once in a while can’t hurt.
Yesterday we killed some of our photos, and by killing them I mean damage them in an irreplaceable way. Yep, we are newbie’s in the world of photo shooting and editing.
That mistake cost us a lot of time (and some of our best pictures) but also taught us an important lesson: Do not try to change the direction of your picture before copied them in your desktop.
We really love this blog, just as much as we like to bake and eat what we make (maybe we eat too much). But sometimes, mostly when unexpected problems occur, it gets really difficult to schedule and manage our time, buy the ingredients and try the recipe and its variations before writing the posts.
That’s why this day is so special. We have many bloggers that are our inspirations every time the post cycle becomes overwhelming, and even if I have a recipe calendar, it was a surprise when I find out Nagi from Recipe Tin Eats, a blog we love, had a churro’s recipe. Just the recipe I was craving for weeks! And here we have, Churros with Spiced Hot Chocolate.
Can we please talk about how good and crunchy they look? Oh yes! A bunch of crunchy churros and a cup of spiced hot chocolate to heal my soul.
I know, I know, I’m being dramatic. Someday I will write about difficult moments of starting a blog and Ricardo will be right beside me nodding. He’s such a patient human.
This recipe is so easy, and yes, I said that a few times before, but this time is really the easiest recipe ever!
A note for Nagi’s blog: “This is a recipe by Nigella Lawson that I found online but no longer seems to be available. There is a version on Food Network but the ingredient measurements are slightly different and I found it does not work as well, so I have stuck to the original recipe that I am grateful I printed out to save in my recipe folder!”
Thanks, Nagi, for save it and share it to all the churro lovers out there!
Ok, first. To make Churros with Spiced Hot Chocolate you need to know some things:
1) The batter of the churros may look a little odd at first. Actually, Ricardo has seen me make churros the traditional way with cooked in the stove pâte choux, and he thought this was raw. But after fried them, he thought they were light and delicious!
2) We use bread flour for the churros instead of all-purpose. I always made my pâte choux with bread flour for a better-holed result.
3) A note of Nagi’s blog about heating the oil says “Heat oil over medium-high in a wok or small but deep skillet, to 170C/340F, or until it takes 20 seconds for a small 1cm / 1/3″ cube of bread to turn golden.” But because I’m very conscious of the inside of churros when they are too soft, I heat the oil over medium heat and then made thin churros, cooking them until golden brown.
4) The Spiced Hot Chocolate has ginger instead of chili powder because we like ginger cookies with hot chocolate, and in this way, it reminds us the beautiful Christmas Eve.
5) Churros with Spiced Hot Chocolate are great with thick chocolate but not too thick. If you prefer a liquid consistency in your chocolate, feel free to leave out the cornstarch.
Churros with Spiced Hot Chocolate
With only five ingredients, the Churros are a comfy and quick dessert, and if you paired it with hot chocolate it's a bliss for cold weather.
For the Churros
- 1 Cup Bread Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil or Other
- 1 Cup Boil Water
- 1/4 Cup White Sugar For coating
- 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon For coating
For the Spiced Hot Chocolate
- 2 Cups Milk
- 8 Tbsp Natural Cocoa Powder
- 3 to 3 1/2 Tbsp White Sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp Ground Cloves
- 1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch Optional
For the Churros:
Combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Mix oil and water. Add to the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
Transfer dough into a piping bag with a thin star tip.
Let cool while oil heats.
Heat oil over medium heat and pipe strings of dough into the oil, snipping with scissors or knife. Do 3 or 4 per batch.
Cook until golden brown, rolling occasionally.
Remove onto paper towel lined plate to drain. Then roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
For the Spiced Hot Chocolate:
In a medium pot over low heat, whisk together milk, cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, clove, salt, nutmeg, and ginger.
Stir in cornstarch if using and bring to a slow simmer and keep whisking until thickens.
Remove pot from heat.