Churros Con Chocolate
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 stick of butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- vegetable oil
For Chocolate Sauce:
- 4 oz of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 tbsp of cornstarch
- 4 tbsp of sugar
- Bring water to a boil in medium sized pot. Add in butter and let melt. Add in flour and mix rapidly until dough is formed. Reduce flame and add eggs to pot one at a time mixing thoroughly by hand. Then mix in sugar and salt. Let dough cool for a few minutes then place dough in a frosting dispenser with a wide tip.*If you don’t have a fryer, buy a candy thermometer to measure the temperature of the oil. Please be careful when frying!
- Add 3 cups of vegetable oil to a saucepan and bring oil up to 350 degrees F. Slowly squeeze out churro batter from frosting dispenser into pieces 6 or 7 inches long, and carefully drop into oil without splashing. Using tongs, slowing turn over churros. Fry churros for 8 to 10 minutes. Once done, allow churros to cool on paper napkins for a minute or two to soak up excess oil.
For Sugar Coating:
- Mix together a few tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll churros in this sugar/cinnamon mixture.
For Chocolate Sauce:
- Place chocolate and 1 cup of milk in pan and heat on low. When chocolate has melted, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining cup of milk and whisk into the chocolate with sugar. Cook on low heat, whisking constantly until the chocolate is thickened (about 5 minutes). Mix in extra cornstarch if necessary. Once done, pour all over churros!
- Lastly, enjoy the churros & chocolate sauce with a glass of Ceja Vineyards decadent Cabernet Sauvignon: The combination will delight your senses and palate!
Churros con chocolate is a favorite breakfast pastry throughout much of Latin America, but here at Ceja Vineyards, we prefer to serve them after dinner, with wine! Specifically, we’ve found that the sweet, doughy flavor of the churros pairs nicely with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Amelia shares her family recipe for churros with chocolate—great for kids—and for the wine drinking adults in the room.