Crispy on the outside, cakey on the inside, my churros and zesty orange chocolate sauce will keep you asking for more!
If you’re a regular on my blog you’d know that I have baking/cooking wishlist. One of the things on my dessert wishlist was churros and can I say that I successfully ticked it off today! I made the crispiest, cakiest, chewiest churros today with an orange chocolate sauce that is out of this world delicious.
When I was researching for a churros recipe online I came across a lot of them. I normally go with the easiest one but when I read a few “safe” chocolate sauce recipe I knew I had to jazz it up to my liking. I’ve always loved the chocolate orange combination so I thought of adding a LOT of orange zest to my sauce and believe me that did all the magic! The cinnamon in the churros and the orange in the sauce was giving out amazing flavors! It was hard stopping myself from eating those, so I’m going to warn you now that this is a highly addictive recipe!
I was quite intimidated by churros like I am from most pastries but the effort this recipe requires compares to the effort required in boiling pasta. Yes, that simple. All you really need to do is make the dough which is the easiest form of dough there is, then piping it using a piping bag into hot oil. Once the churros are fried you can take them out and dip them in cinnamon sugar mix and done! You can actually make these everyday for desserts or when you have guests over without having to slave in the kitchen all day. This recipe gives maximum taste in minimum time and effort. You give nothing to this recipe but what you get in the end is life changing-ly good.
This chocolate sauce is really basic. Melted chocolate and milk but with a hint of jazz. I added orange zest peel to enhance the flavor, you can of course use an orange chocolate instead if you’re out of oranges. There are a lot of variations you can make here, you can even add cardamon to the chocolate which also gives an amazing flavor. Go crazy and make your own flavor, this recipe is really safe you can’t go wrong with it.
Makes 2 dozen churros (4-5″)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
For the Churros
- Caster Sugar, 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons, separately
- Cinnamon Powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Vegetable Oil, 2 tablespoons for dough + extra for deep frying
- Water, 1 cup or 240 ml
- All Purpose Flour, 1 cup
- Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
For the Chocolate Sauce
- Dark Chocolate, 60 grams
- Milk, 1/2 cup or 120 ml
- Orange zest peel, 2 zest peels around 3″ long or similar
- For the sugar dusting on the churros, prepare the mix by mixing 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder and 1/3 cup sugar. Set this aside to be used later.
- Take a pan and add water, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons oil to it and whisk until it reaches a boil. This mixture has to be made on medium heat. Once it is about to reach a boil, turn the heat off.
- Take the pan off the heat and add in flour all at once to it and mix thoroughly, use a spatula if you have it or even a wooden spoon to make a dough ball.
- Take a heavy duty piping bag with a star nozzle or any nozzle of your liking and add in the dough to it. Make sure the piping bag is strong or else it will burst open when you try to pipe the dough out.
- In a medium hot oil pipe the dough out to your desired length, 4-5 inches is ideal and cut using scissors to release it in oil . Deep fry these churros 3-4 at a time on a medium flame and take out when golden onto a kitchen paper.
- Once the kitchen paper soaks the oil transfer the churros to the sugar and cinnamon mix dish you made in step 1 and roll it so that it is properly covered.
- Make the chocolate sauce right before serving the churros. To make the chocolate sauce, heat milk in a pan with orange zest peel, once the mixture reaches a boil strain the orange peel out and add in the chocolate. Turn the heat to low and let the chocolate melt, mix occasionally. Your chocolate sauce is ready to serve once the chocolate has melted and formed smooth shiny mixture. Enjoy hot with your churros.
These churros are great for desserts or to satiate untimely cravings.
The churros recipe has been adapted from this blog. Th chocolate sauce is my original recipe.