Friday, 16 September 2016

Churros



Week 4 of the Great British Bake Off and the theme is batter, this is a first on the series where contestants have been challenged to create recipes using batter. This weeks the signature challenge was yorkshire pudding with filling, technical challenge was lace pancakes and showstopper was churros a Mexican fried doughnut. It was a really interesting challenge and it was great to see all the different combinations of flavours that the participants offered.

At simplyfood I rarely fry food and you will find very few recipes that are fried, I am fairly health conscience how ever fried food eaten in moderation is fine so this week I have decided to make churros. The recipe I have used is from Rachel's yoghurts, only modifcations I made were that I left out the eggs in the recipe as I have seen on google that you can make churros with out eggs too.I also chose to go for a non conventional shape and make my churros in spirals like pinwheels.





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Churros
A delicious fried sweet doughnut that is flavoured with cinnamon sugar and served with a dipping sauce.

Ingredients
  • 25g Butter
  • 200 ml Water
  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Rachel's honey Yoghurt
  • 800 ml Oil (for deep frying)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon for dusting
  • 100g Sugar for dusting
  • 200ml Rachel's honey Yoghurt for dipping with a extra pinch of cinnamon for sprinkling.

Method:

1. In a pan add the water and butter and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and keep aside 2.Sift together the flour and baking powder and add this to the water and butter mixture and quickly mix the ingredients until they come together.Leave the mixture to cool slightly.3. Once the dough has cooled slightly add in 1 tablespoon of Rachel's honey yoghurt and mix it in thoroughly. 4. Cover the dough and leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes.5.Place a large star nozzle into a large piping bag and fill it with the dough.6.On grease proof paper pipe 12 spiral pinwheel shapes making sure you leave space between them. Leave these a side to rest for 10 minutes.7.In a plate mix together the sugar and cinnamon and keep aside.8. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 190 degrees C. Once oil is hot test it by dropping a ball of dough if it immediately floats to the surface oil is ready.9. Gently lift off the piped churros off the grease proof paper and lower them into the hot oil. (Only fry 2-3 at a time , do not over crowd the pan)Deep fry them for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove them from oil with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate with a piece of kitchen paper on it.Fry the remaining churros in small batches.10.Once all the churros have been fried sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar.11. For the Dip pour some Rachel's honey yoghurt into a dish and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.Serve the dip with the churros.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12


Churros are generally served with a dipping sauce, chocolate sauce is a firm favourite however I am serving my churros with Rachel's Honey yoghurt with a sprinkling of cinnamon on the top.


I took inspiration to create this recipe from GBBO, it is created in collaboration with Rachel's Yoghurts. The recipe used in this post has been adapted from Rachel's Yoghurts.



Submitting this to :
Great Bloggers Bake Off  with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps.



44 comments:

  1. Your Churros are beautiful! I love the shapes you have made. I rarely fry foods either, but honestly, these lovely treats are worth the indulgence. I'm a big fan of Rachel's yogurts too and I love how you've used the honey variety here.

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  2. Hats off to you!! These churros look amazing. Love the gorgeous pinwheel sharp. Very creative!

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  3. These look gorge! I'm a bit of a gbbo addict and these are deffo something I'd love to have a go at!

    Becca x

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  4. You should've entered bakeoff, your's were much better! They look delicious and I'm sure that spiral shape would've gave an extra crunch and smooth texture!

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  5. OK. So I must ask if the elimination of eggs changed the texture of your finished product? They look absolutely devine! Thank you for the new method! Will give it a go.

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  6. I love churros! Sweets of my people! Yours looks so pretty with that pinwheel shape:) I'd be surprised if these lasted a day in my house.

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  7. They look deliciously crunchy and the yoghurt dip is definitely more healthy than the more traditional chocolate!

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  8. Love that you decided to make these in the pinwheel shape instead of traditional churro shape! Used to have churros all the time when I studied abroad in Spain in 2009!

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  9. Having never tried a Churros before, I'm more tempted than ever to make a small batch of them even though we too, like you, never deep fry anything. They look great and the idea of serving them with a yoghurt at least makes them feel a little heathier having been deep fried :-)
    Angela x

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  10. I love churros. I've never seen round, flat ones before but I bet they taste awesome!

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  11. They look really good, I like their shape, it's so cute.

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  12. I used to love churros before I Went gluten free. These look yummy!

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  13. These look delightful. We love Rachael's yoghurts in our house x

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  14. These look delicious - I love churros, particulary with a chocolate dipping sauce!

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  15. I love churros, I made them myself years ago, but I went ofr the traditional shape. These look delicious, i dont think they would have lasted long!
    Love your photography :)

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  16. These look great - will be happy to have some with my coffee next time I visit you!!!

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  17. I was salivating watching GBBO last week and thought I had got over my churros cravings - but nope! This blog post has brought them all back. I have them with hot chocolate on my winter holidays in Spain.

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  18. Wow! These churros are such showstoppers. Paul and Mary would be proud.

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  19. Oh my gosh these look amazing! You can't beat churros! The shape of your ones really works, they remind of those Viennese Whirls!

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  20. Your Churros looks just superb and what a great way to serve them too.

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  21. I don't like deep frying things either but churros are well worth it x

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  22. I totally love the shape of your spiral churros... so pretty!

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  23. I didn't realise how easy it is to make churros. These look great. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  24. I love the shape you've made, they look really good. That honey yoghurt sounds tasty used in the mixture too!

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  25. These look so good, what a fab bake x

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  26. I have been enjoying the Churros, the long shaped as it's easy to dip that way. Haha. But yours look impressive and tasty to try!

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  27. ooohhh... These churros look amazing. Love the gorgeous pinwheel shape. Very creative!! I love them!

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  28. Wow these look amazing! I've never made churros before but think il have to make some now :)

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  29. These look fabulous, a little different from the churros I am used to but they still sound great.

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  30. these look beautiful and i love your styling too. the pinwheel shapes have held well during cooking and you really describe them as being so easy to make. I have never tried a churro - but i would happily try one of yours x

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  31. I've not seen a Churros recipe without eggs before. This looks yummy on the photo. Much better than what I saw in bake off. Well done

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  32. These look incredible - I've never had these before but I need to try them now x

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  33. I like these not as sticks! What a more fun way to do it!

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  34. Oh my! They look amazing! I've been craving churros so badly since last weeks GBBO. I wish I could reach out and grab one right now. The honey yoghurt sauce also sounds so good!

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  35. Love the shape of your churros. and love your props!

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  36. I'm so impressed! These look perfect - love the shape. I bet they taste beautiful with the honey yogurt!

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  37. These are gorgeous! They're actually so much better than those that were on GBBO xD

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  38. I love the swirl shape you have made these in - so pretty!

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  39. Wow those look awesome! My husband would LOVE these!

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  40. I am a big fab of churros, but only homemade like yours, as the commercial ones always seem to be fried in stale oil! These look divine! Karen

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  41. Oh my goodness, this doesn't look too complex at all! I'm giving this a whirl!

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  42. This shape is different to the one I normally use, I just pipe straight lines

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  43. These look amazing, love the shape, great idea

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  44. They look great, it's good to see a different shape too! :D

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