Cuban Churros with Chocolate Caliente
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cuba
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 cup water with ⅛ tsp. of salt
  • vegetable oil
  • Plate of granulated or powdered sugar
  1. Sift the flour in a mixing bowl, while bringing the salted water to a boil.
  2. Pour the boiling water over the flour, stirring lightly until the dough forms into a ball - about 30 seconds. The dough should be compact, but not runny or too soft.
  3. If you have a churrera or a cookie press, load it up with the dough. If not, a big freezer zip lock or a pastry bag with a corner cut off works, too. Use a star shaped tip, if you have it.
  4. Squeeze dough onto waxed paper in about 6 inch strips.
  5. Heat the oil until very hot.
  6. Fry the dough in the super-hot oil, turning once when you see the edges barely begin to pick up color. (think pancakes) Fry for about 5 minutes total.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon, draining as much oil as possible and place on the sugar plate and roll in the sugar.
  8. Serve immediately with some hot chocolate with whipped cream and cinnamon stick YUM!
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