Churros with chocolate sauce

Ingredients – serves 8

For the churros:

  • 275 g plain flour
  • 55 g butter, in small cubes
  • 375 ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75 g sugar
  • sunflower oil to fry

For the chocolate sauce:

  • 175 g dark chocolate
  • 100 ml water
  • 30 g butter

Method

Make the churros:

  • Add the butter to the boiling water in pan and stir until it’s melted.
  • Tip the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl, pour in the water with the melted butter and quickly mix to form a thick batter.
  • Set the dough aside for 10 minutes and heath the oil in a deep fryer to 180°C.
  • Fill a piping bag with the batter. Pipe some 10 to 15 cm long strips into the hot oil, snipping them off with a pair of scissors.
  • Fry for a few minutes until golden brown and crisp, then remove the churros from the oil and let them drain on some kitchen paper.
  • Repeat until all the dough is used, then toss the churros in some sugar to cover.

Make the chocolate sauce:

  • Break the chocolate into small chunks.
  • Heat the water in a saucepan, tip in the chocolate and add the butter.
  • Gently melt together and stir until you have a smooth sauce.
  • Serve with the churros.

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