Churros Con Chocolate is one of the most popular and well-known Spanish desserts. Deep fried dough fritters, resembling stick shaped donuts, are served with a chocolate sauce for dipping. A perfect dessert for any party or a family get-together!
Being here in Tenerife, I made a conclusion that Spaniards are not too much into desserts. No pastry shops like in France, narrow selection of cakes in supermarkets compared to even such a small country as mine (Lithuania), poor dessert menus in bars and restaurants. Maybe that’s the reason Spanish women are so fit, huh?
What? How I even noticed these things? Well… I am kind of a sucker for a good dessert. When I’m in a restaurant I ALWAYS order a dessert. Hell, I can even pass on the main dish just give me something sweet! Of course, I am constantly fighting with this addiction of mine and don’t put more in my mouth than appropriate.
However, less doesn’t mean zero. There is Turrón (some of you may know it as nougat) – a sweet almond candy, Flan – egg custard which is popular all over the world (I even made it once for the blog calling it Leche Flan and writing that it’s from the Philippines), and, the drum roll please, Churros!
Everybody knows Churros, right? Sweet deep fried dough treats usually served with some chocolate on the side for dipping. Hence the name – Churros Con Chocolate! They are like stick shaped donuts, you can say.
I had plenty of them during our honeymoon in Barcelona and I order them every time I see these little guys in Lithuania (even though they are not nearly as good as in Spain). Here, in Tenerife, I had them like 3 times and they were splendid every single one of them.
I read that Churros are a popular breakfast option in Spain but to be fair I have never seen anyone having them early in the morning. I would totally do that, though. That’s a devil sitting over my should speaking right now, ha ha!
For more amazing Spanish recipes, check out this Seafood Paella featuring squid, mussels, and shrimp and Garlic Chicken which makes a perfect weeknight dinner!
How to Make Churros Con Chocolate
Making Churros is not as difficult as you might think. Nailing the perfect shape may be more challenging but not a rocket science either. They will be delicious anyway! Here are a few tips that will help you to perfect this Spanish dessert.
First of all, you need a piping bag with a star nozzle. The wider the better. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a wide one so my Churros are a little bit thinner than I wanted them to be. Still delicious!
It’s really important to have a thermometer to keep track of the oil temperature. Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfectly possible to manage without one but the chance that you will either overcook or undercook Churros will go up.
Don’t overcrowd the pan when frying Churros because they will stick together and there will be a mess.
If you are still thinking whether to try Churros Con Chocolate or not, stop right now and look at them. Aren’t they perfect? If you’ll make them for a party or a family get-together, your guests will be in awe! A huge dessert fan (me!) guarantees you that.
Not only these guys look good, the combo of fried dough and hot chocolate does wonders!
Spanish Churros Con Chocolate
These Churros Con Chocolate are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Served with a chocolate sauce for dipping!
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons water
a pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter (, cut into pieces)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups or more oil (, for frying)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup milk
- 3.5 oz. (100g) dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons sugar