A very simple recipe for plain churros. Makes one plateful, suitable for about 4 people. It can easily be doubled or halved, but be warned that attempting to mix more than double this recipe at once is very hard work.
- 400 g flour 00
- 400 ml boiling water
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate optional
- Sift the flour, bicarb (baking soda) and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the boiling water gradually to the flour, mixing constantly until you get a very thick, smooth paste. Allow to stand for about an hour. Heat up a deep frying pan of oil until it shimmers.
- Using an icing bag, or a freezer bag with the corner cut out to give a hole about the size of your little finger, squeeze the paste into the pan. Use a pair of scissors to cut the sausage shaped pieces off after about 10cm.
- Fry these until golden brown and crunchy. If the pieces are too thick and are still raw in the middle, cut them in half lengthways and fry again.
- Serve dusted liberally with sugar or hot chocolate sauce.