Churros and chocolate sauce are a real treat, but not something I had ever thought of making at home until now. Let's Cook Spanish: A Family Cookbook is the latest recipe book in the Let's Cook range, following the success of Let's Cook French and Let's Cook Italian.
It follows the same layout as the other books in that the recipes are written in English on the left page and in Spanish on the left. There are no photographs of the dishes, but there are drawings to brighten up the pages. Personally I would recommend this book to families whose children are a bit more adventurous with food than my boys. Many recipes contain onions, chorizo or paprika. Whilst my husband and I love these flavour, my boys complain that they find them too spicy.
There was one recipe that I knew big man would be happy to help me make. Churros and Chocolate!
It is not something I have ever made before and I really had no idea if we were doing things right or not. The end result suggested we were!
1tbsp olive oil
120g all purpose flour
1 egg white
3 cups of olive oil for frying
100g icing sugar
200g dark chocolate
granulated sugar to taste.
To make the churros:
Place the water, salt and olive oil in a pan. Bring to the boil. Add the flour and stir until the dough comes away from the side of the pan. Allow to cool.
Whisk in the egg white. I will warn you it is a thick mixture!
Place the dough in a piping bag with a star tip and pipe lengths of dough into a deep pot of oil at 180C. Fry for around a minute.
Sprinkle with icing sugar.
For the chocolate sauce:
Pour the milk into a pan and bring to the boil. Break the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk. Stir until it is melted.
The chocolate and churros were a big hit with the boys. Personally I think that you could get away with half of the chocolate mixture for the amount of churros. Big man enjoyed making the dough and sauce, but I felt he was too young to be involved in the frying of the churros.
The book has some lovely recipes and I shall be trying out some of them for my husband and I.
You can purchase Let's Cook Spanish from Amazon.
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