Chocolate con Churros: A Traditional Spanish Dessert

Chocolate con Churros is one of the most popular traditional Spanish desserts. It is a delicious treat that is perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert after a meal. Churros are fried dough sticks that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they are usually served with thick, hot chocolate for dipping. This dish has been enjoyed in Spain for generations and is now popular all over the world.

The quality of the chocolate you use is of utmost importance when making Chocolate con Churros. The chocolate should be rich and thick, with a deep cocoa flavor. It should be made with high-quality cocoa beans and not contain any artificial flavors or additives. At La Despensa, we offer a variety of premium Spanish chocolates that are perfect for making this dessert.

Making churros can be tricky, but with a few tips, you can ensure that they turn out perfectly every time. It’s important to use the right type of flour, which is a fine wheat flour called harina de fuerza in Spanish. You should also add a small amount of corn flour to the batter to make the churros crispy. When frying the churros, make sure the oil is at the right temperature (around 180°C/350°F) to prevent them from becoming too greasy. It’s also important to use a sturdy pan or deep fryer and to be careful when handling hot oil. 

Whether you’re serious about making churros or just want to impress your family or colleagues on one special occasion, you should seriously consider buying a churrera, a special tool for making churros, as they are not very expensive and will make the process easier and give you a better final product..

At La Despensa, you can find many of the ingredients you need to make Chocolate con Churros, such as Spanish flour, corn flour, and high-quality Spanish chocolate. We also offer a range of other Spanish ingredients and products that you can use to create an authentic Spanish dining experience.

Here’s the recipe for Chocolate con Churros:

Churros Ingredients:

  • 250g harina de fuerza (fine wheat flour)
  • 500ml water
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50g sugar
  • 50g corn flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 200g high-quality Spanish chocolate
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Churros Steps:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, butter, salt, and sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the flour, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
  3. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
  4. Stir in the corn flour until well combined.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or fryer to 180°C/350°F.
  6. Fill a churrera with the dough and squeeze out strips of dough into the hot oil, cutting them with scissors to the desired length.
  7. Fry the churros until golden brown, turning occasionally.
  8. Remove the churros from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Hot Chocolate Steps:

  1. Melt the Spanish chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water.
  2. In a separate saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  3. Add the corn flour and sugar to the milk, and whisk until dissolved.
  4. Gradually add the melted chocolate to the milk mixture, whisking constantly until the chocolate is fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth and thick.
  5. Serve the hot chocolate in cups alongside the churros.

Enjoy your delicious Chocolate con Churros, and don’t forget to stop by La Despensa for all your Spanish ingredient needs!

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