Bite sized churros

For all you doughnut lovers out there, these bite sized churros drizzled in chocolate sauce are guaranteed to hit the spot.

Preparation time : 10 min Cooking time : 10 min Servings : 4
Ingredients
  • 350 ml water
  • 50 g butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 l B-well canola oil - for frying
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 200 g dark chocolate - broken into chunks
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 100 ml whole milk
  • 3 Tbs golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method

Boil the kettle, then measure 350ml boiling water into a jug and add the melted butter and vanilla extract. Sift the flour and baking powder into a big mixing bowl with a big pinch of salt. Then pour in the contents of the jug and very quickly beat into the flour with a wooden spoon until lump-free. Rest for 10-15 mins while you make the sauce.


Put all the sauce ingredients into a pan and gently melt together, stirring occasionally until you have a smooth shiny sauce. Keep warm on a low heat.


Fill a large deep saucepan one-third full of B-well canola oil. Heat until sizzling hot. Cover a tray with kitchen paper and mix the caster sugar and cinnamon together.


Roll the dough into a long sausage shape, then cut the dough in 1 cm pieces all the way through. Fry until golden brown and crispy, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on the kitchen paper-lined tray.


Carry on cooking the rest of the dough in batches, sprinkling the cooked churros with some cinnamon sugar as you go. Once you’ve cooked all the churros, toss with any remaining cinnamon sugar and drizzle over the chocolate sauce.


Recipe published in association of B-Well.