I made Churros…and they are the easiest thing you will EVER make

It’s a rainy cool and beautiful day in Brisbane today.  Perfect for comfort food and a few family treats.

 

We were too full for dessert last night so the boys missed out on Churros at our favourite Mexican restaurant.  In order to keep the calm I nonchalantly promised my boys I’d make them churros tomorrow!

I’m so glad I did because to be honest I’ve never really been into deep fried ‘stuff’ and yes, I’ll tuck into churros like there are no tomorrow but I think I was secretly hoping they were terribly difficult so that the temptation would be removed.  Alas, they are so easy the boys can make them all by themselves.

Ever been tempted to try them.  Do it. They are easy, delicious and fool-proof!

Problem is I only got to take 2 photo’s because the next thing I knew they were all finished.  Easy way to win over the children and win mother of the year awards!

Did I mention they were cheap too…perfect. The only thing you need  is a piping bag and star nozzle.

You will need:

1 1/2 cups hot water

2 tablespoons butter grated or diced small (or vegetable oil)

2 tablespoons sugar

half teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1ml  cream of tartar

Vegetable oil for frying

1/2 cup castor or granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon to dunk these churros into…

Method

Let the butter melt in the hot water, if it’s not hot enough simply heat in the microwave or in a pot.  Once the butter is melted, add the salt, sugar.  Stir to dissolve.  Once the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved add all the flour at once and the cream of tartar.

Mix with a strong wooden spoon until the mixture comes together like a thick smooth batter.  Place batter into a piping bag with a medium star nozzle.

Fill a shallow frying pan about 1/3 full with vegetable oil and until nice an hot (but never smoking).

Pipe the batter into the oil in long thin strips and let fry until nice and brown.  You may have to turn them over with tongs if the oil isn’t deep enough.

Drain on paper towel for a second or two and while still hot, dip in castor sugar and cinnamon.

 

Serve with melted chocolate, caramel or Nutella.  Eat while still hot!