- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of self raising flour
- 1 tsp of butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 200mls of water
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp of caster sugar (granulated sugar is an alternative)
- A bar of milk chocolate
- 5 tbsp of cream
- 1 tbsp of butter
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celsius, and line the baking tray with parchment/ baking paper, and set aside.
- Place the water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the butter and allow it to melt in the boiling water.
Buter in a pan of boiling water
- Add the salt and sugar to the water, and stir. Then add the 2 types of flour, and stir continuously until it forms a dough that just comes off the sides of the pot. Now remove the pot from the heat.
Immediately after adding the flour
- Add the egg, vanilla extract and mix very well.
The dough after egg and vanilla was added
- Transfer the dough mixture into a piping bag with a star nozzle.
Dough put into piping bag
- Pipe the dough on to the baking tray into the different shapes you want, and spray with some cooking spray.
Piped dough ont baking tray
- Transfer into the oven, and allow to bake for 12-15 minutes, or until its golden brown.
Churros out of the oven
- In a dry bowl or plate, mix the cinnamon and sugar together and set aside.
Cinnamon and sugar mix
- Combine the chocolate sauce ingredients together, and microwave in 10 second intervals until the chocolate is dissolved and glossy.
- Remove the churros from the oven and dust them with the cinnamon sugar. Serve with the chocolate sauce and Enjoy!
- When you add the egg, the dough might look like its about to split, but just keep mixing it, it would come back to shape.
- An alternative to baking the churros in an oven is to pipe them directly into hot frying oil. But be very careful.
- When warming the chocolate in the microwave, be careful not to burn the it, as this would render the chocolate useless.