Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Ugh! I missed blogging so much. Though you can still see posts every week, I still missed blogging. I missed spending my everyday with my eyes on the computer screen and my fingers on the keyboard. The reason is that since I started my diet, I don’t cook and bake that often. So no matter how I love to do a recipe post, I don’t have anything to publish. Honestly, I stopped checking my weight because if I do, it’s like I am obliged to lose a certain kg for a month no matter what it takes. It doesn’t mean that I will go back to my old (and bad) eating habit… it means I can still enjoy the food, but I am still in control. At times, I eat chips. On some days, I eat pasta or salad… but, moderately. If moderately means little pasta, little salad, little chips in one sitting, then I eat moderately. 😀

When it comes to these Churros, what do you mean by eating moderately? I think two is fair enough. Three? Maybe. How about ten? Well, close to that. I don’t think so. Come again? Did I just say ten? Like TEN Churros? 😀 Ha! Don’t judge! I can’t help myself.

Oh, wait! These Churros are perfect for today’s Fiesta, yes? Wohooo!

Uhm, am I too early? Come on now, Friends, these Churros are best when still warm. It doesn’t matter – I’ll make another batch for you! Where is our host – Angie?

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I used a small deep pan when I fried these yummies and I got bored waiting… I got five sticks in every batch – it really took time to finish everything. So while waiting for the Churros to be cooked, I kept on eating and eating with sugar ‘coz the chocolate sauce has not been made yet. How many? I lost count. After everything is finished (thankfully, I haven’t eaten everything), I decided to make the chocolate sauce… and guess what? Honestly, I think I have eaten more than ten on that same hour. Don’t be surprised! Why don’t you try this yourself?

Churros

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 Eggs*
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • ½ cup white sugar for sprinkling or chocolate sauce for dipping

Instructions:

  1. Heat a deep, thick pan. Add vegetable oil and wait until the oil reaches 350 F.
  2. In a large saucepan with low-medium heat, add water, butter, vegetable oil, 1 tbsp white sugar, vanilla and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to the lowest and add in flour slowly while stirring constantly until it turns into a ball shape (about a minute).
  3. Remove from the heat, transfer the ball into a bowl, and add one egg at a time, while mixing after each addition. After the addition of 3 eggs, check the consistency of your mixture. If you think it can hold its shape, then no need to add another egg. If it’s really thick, then add another egg.
  4. Transfer the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip (or star tip).
  5. Pipe the batter into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook until golden brown.
  6. Place them on a stack of paper towels and dust with white sugar or dip in chocolate sauce.

Note: * I believe 4 eggs are too much for me as I found the batter a little ‘thin’. I think using 4 eggs was the reason why my Churros did not hold their shape (I used 2D Wilton tip). I suggest that you start from 3 eggs and it you find the batter too thick, you may add another one. Your Churros, your way! 😉

For the chocolate sauce: Melt 1/2 tbsp butter and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or any baking chocolate) using microwave oven , double broiler or just in a bowl over simmering water. When melted, add 1-2 tsp of milk or more until desired consistency is reached. Or YOU CAN USE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE OF CHOCOLATE SAUCE. 🙂

Source recipe: Laura in the Kitchen

These may not be the most beautiful looking Churros, but who cares? 😀 Okay! I will start digging in.

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Happy Fiesta Friday, my lovely friends! xx

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70 thoughts on “Churros with Chocolate Sauce

  1. Yum! Your churros look so delicious, Jhuls! I could easily eat 10 of them!
    I miss blogging too! Sorry I haven’t been visiting your blog as much. I too have not been baking or cooking anything new lately. I still have way too many sweets and snacks in my house! Not sure how to get rid of it all except to slowly eat a little each day haha!

    1. Hi, Ada! xx That’s completely fine. We all have our lives aside from blogging but we also can’t help ourselves from missing the blogging world and our family here. 🙂

      Yes, I know that feeling of you have so many sweets at home and you want to get rid of them, but you just can’t eat all of them at once. 😀 Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xx

  2. I love eating churros. You should find other things to post that are food related so you can blog all the time even though you’re not cooking so much.

    1. I’ve been thinking of that, too. But, my schedule has been a little complicated lately and my lappy is unavailable for weeks. 😦 Life is kinda boring for few weeks, you know! 😦 Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

  3. Uhm, Jhuls, I’m here all along, hon! Just didn’t want to talk with my mouth full of churros. But now that I’ve eaten a dozen or so, I feel much better, ah… Thank you so much for that! 🙂

  4. Hey Jhuls, Don’t worry about the diet today! Remember the 80% rule! You only have to follow your diet 80% of the time! Today can be the other 20%! So party on – those churros just look to good to forgo! 🙂

  5. Ohh Jhuls…these are amazing! Your photos are so enticing, I want to dig in right now 🙂 And by the way, I think you may have to change the name of your blog as “not so creative” is definitely an understatement! Creative, beautiful and delicious churros!

    1. Okay! Okay, Fae! It’s better to make another batch! We must have finished everything! 😀

      Ahh! Yes! I think it’s better to go back to exercise so I will not take this diet seriously as it hurts me much. Haha! I missed you, Fae! Hope everything is fine with you! xx

  6. I sure know what you mean about blogging and dieting, Jhuls! I have been trying to lose a few pounds, too, but lately I have had so many lasagna rolls just to make sure they were good enough for the blog!:) I could totally eat 10 churros with you! There is just something about sweets that are hard to resist. These look delicious! Best wishes to you in your blogging and dieting!

    1. To be honest, dancing while doing the slicing stuff and cooking. 😀 And about the exercise, I think I need to be more serious on that. Thank you, Elaine! Happy Friday to you and enjoy the coming weekend! 🙂 xx

    1. I am glad that you understood how I felt when I saw these Churros! 😀 Yes, they are totally addictive! Thank you for stopping by! Have a safe Friday to you! 🙂 xx

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