Monday, November 20, 2017

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churros with chocolate espresso sauce

churros 
  • 250ml water
  • 100g butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 2T sugar
  • 125g bread flour 
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 3t cinnamon
  • oil for frying
chocolate espresso sauce
  • 150g good quality dark chocolate with 70% cocoa solids
  • 125ml cream
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 60ml espresso
In a medium pot bring the water, butter, salt and two tablespoons of sugar to the boil.
Once boiling, add the flour and mix vigorously to make a roux. Set aside and allow to cool.
Beat 3 eggs and then add this to the roux and continue to beat. Use an electric mixer for this. You will now have a nice thick paste.
Heat the oil in the Breville Quick fry to 190C. You can drop a little batter in to test if it’s ready.
Fill a piping bag fitted with a big nozzle and carefully pipe long strips of batter directly into the oil, cutting off the ends with a knife when long enough. It will immediately start bubbling. Be careful not to over crowd the pan, and fry a maximum of 3 at a time. Turn the churros over when they are brown on the one side and continue to cook the other side until golden. Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
Mix the cinnamon and castor sugar together and toss the churros in this while they are still warm. Use tongs if necessary.
To make the sauce, put all the ingredients except the espresso in a double boiler and melt together. Once it is a nice glossy consistency, add the freshly made espresso, stir and serve.


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