Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend cooking - churros

The weekend's a time when I sometimes get the opportunity to cook something different or fun, a change from the quick and easy routine of weeknights. Come and see what I've been up to this weekend...

Yesterday we had one of those awful days here where it pours with rain so continuously that you can barely set foot outside the house, so I thought I'd make the kids (big and small!) a treat.

Inspired by a snack we had at a fantastic children's aerial theatre performance the day before, I hunted down an egg-free churros recipe and gave it a go. The recipe comes from here - Nigella Lawson's website, but a recipe from "Mexican Food Made Simple" by Thomasina Miers.

We all enjoyed them and I'll definitely make them again. They were easy to mix up, and use really simple ingredients. However the dough is very thick so squeezing it through the pastry/icing syringe thingy involved a lot of elbow grease! I was glad I hadn't made a double batch as my hands were sore!

We had some with cinnamon sugar as a morning tea treat and then I put the rest away for the evening (sneaking a few through the day - cook's privilege, right?). At dessert time I heated them briefly in the oven to crisp them up and made the chocolate dipping sauce from the recipe to go with them. I added a strawberry to the plates and the kids' faces lit up :-)

A nice treat for a dull day. Hope you had a sunny weekend!

1 comment:

  1. YUM!!! It's funny when it rains you automatically feel the need to cook treats... I made a chocolate slice :D


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