Mexican Food Made Simple

Churros and hot chocolate sauce

A truly decadent delight, devour these plain or stuffed with chocolate sauce.

Churros and hot chocolate sauce

Devour these plain or stuffed with chocolate sauce – either way, they are the most decadent thing you could wish for.

Makes 16 long sticks
Cooking time: about 1 hour

You will need a piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped nozzle.

Ingredients

For the churros

90g caster sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
125g plain flour
125g self-raising flour
a good pinch of sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 litre sunflower oil, for frying

For the chocolate sauce

200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
50g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons golden syrup
300ml double cream

Method

  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
  2. Make the chocolate sauce. Put all the chocolate in a heavy-bottomed saucepan with the golden syrup and cream. Heat over a low heat, stirring continuously to melt the chocolate, being careful not to let it burn.
  3. Sift both types of flour with a good pinch of salt into a metal or heatproof bowl and make a well in the centre.  
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil and 450ml boiling water together, then pour into the well, beating it well with a fork to get rid of any lumps. The dough should be slightly soft and sticky to touch. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Fill a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan with the sunflower oil – it should be about one-third full. Heat the oil to 170°C or until a small piece of bread browns in less than 30 seconds.
  6. Add the dough to a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and squeeze out churros directly into the hot oil, cutting them with a pair of scissors to the length you want. Be careful not to cook more than 3 at any one time, or they will all stick together. Fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until crispy and golden.
  7. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  8. Reheat the chocolate sauce and pour into little cups for dipping with the churros.

Recipes from Mexican Food Made Simple by Thomasina Miers © Thomasina Miers 2010, published by Hodder & Stoughton

Photographer Claire Wilks © Blink Films 2011

Comments (51)

  • Rachelle

    1 month ago

    Rachelle

    awesome! though I would say use all purpose flour instead of self raising flour.

  • Noname

    3 months ago

    Noname

    Just tried to do these and the batter was far too runny! Ended up adding at least 100g more flour! Really puzzled here, what went wrong?

  • This comment was removed by a moderator

  • This comment was removed by a moderator

  • #JessieJHeartbeat4Life<3

    over 1 year ago

    #JessieJHeartbeat4Life<3

    they are soo delicious! only thing i would change is the chocolate sauce, get 2 bars of chocolate, 100 ml of doubke cream and 2 table spoons of golden syrup (if youve got a sweet tooth add a it of sugar) - DELICOUSS!!!!!!!

  • Shannon

    over 1 year ago

    Shannon

    They look absolutely Devine they are making my mouth water!

  • Jessica Cornish<3

    over 1 year ago

    Jessica Cornish<3

    yum yum, we just made these delicious!!

  • lemon

    over 1 year ago

    lemon

    thanks mate! ;)

  • jessie-anne

    over 1 year ago

    jessie-anne

    I just watched the episode that featured these and my mouth is watering - definitely going to make these for my friends at college! :)

  • jessie-anne

    over 1 year ago

    jessie-anne

    I just watched the episode that featured these and my mouth is watering - definitely going to make these for my friends at college! :)

  • CarolineTait

    over 1 year ago

    CarolineTait

    This was a lot simpler batter than have seen for Churros so I tried it and they were amazing I think will use a slightly thinner nozzle next time as they puffed up to monster size - thanks fab recipe :o) The ones I got in Spain were lighter but maybe just need more practice.

  • NIck

    over 1 year ago

    NIck

    For a slight variation we tried making Churros Balls-about Malteser sized-then served with Vanilla Ice Cream and drizzled with the chocolate sauce. Great stuff.

  • Zach

    almost 2 years ago

    Zach

    Had these in France years ago and couldnt fined them anywhere. Cant w8 to try this!!!!

  • petesjoy

    almost 2 years ago

    petesjoy

    Amaze-balls! Made these at a recent party and they went down a storm!! We already had some Everyday Gourmet dipping chocolate, so just used that instead. My only tip would be to make sure the oil isn't too hot as the first few fried were crispy brown on the outside, but still a little doughy in the middle.

  • This comment was removed by a moderator

  • rosy

    almost 2 years ago

    rosy

    i am so happy that i saw how you made the churros tommi because it is also very similar to one of arabic sweets which is exactly the same but i couldnt find the recipe but thanks to you now i do ..will try them out very soon. thanks Tommi

  • No need to know

    2 years ago

    No need to know

    Yum

  • Maisa Silva

    2 years ago

    Maisa Silva

    I made it today, very very easy to make, crisp and delicious. I'm from Brazil and churros are very popular back home, we have then filled with caramel or chocolate ganache.

  • AL

    2 years ago

    AL

    for all the people asking for the print option, try this, i know its an old fashioned idea but what i did was use something called pen and paper and wrote it down, try it because it really does work !

  • Jess

    over 2 years ago

    Jess

    I've just made these with my 3yr old and shared with the in-laws, The ooos and aaahs were delightful! Big thumbs up from all!

  • Patri

    over 2 years ago

    Patri

    you can freeze them before you cook them and fry them at a later date!!

  • Dan

    over 2 years ago

    Dan

    Very nice, but can you freeze them and use them again?

  • Emma

    over 2 years ago

    Emma

    If I may just add a little detail to Alan's account - I left him for about 10 minutes while he rustled up this little treat. Imagine my surprise to find a volcano of bubbling fat all over the hob, one panic-filled hand rushing for the gas, while the other threw a dribbling piping bag and its contents across the kitchen. The fritters WERE however very nice

  • Alan

    over 2 years ago

    Alan

    Just made this but must've made the batter too runny somehow - so made bannana fritters - BEST EVER!

  • Eva

    over 2 years ago

    Eva

    Churros in Mexico are the BEST ! I have it every breakfast. Very good with choc sauce and caramel sauce. YUMMY!

  • yvonne dowell

    over 2 years ago

    yvonne dowell

    i have just made them and they are fab best ever

  • iluvfood

    over 2 years ago

    iluvfood

    Does anyone know if these have to be eaten straight away or will they taste just as good the next day?

  • golden

    over 2 years ago

    golden

    i really want to go for it! looks very yum...

  • Lupita

    over 2 years ago

    Lupita

    Hola amigos!! this recipe is very good and easy to follow, and the results are excellent. I am mexican and only eat churros when I go to Mexico or Spain but I had a go at this and my family and I loved them. Muy ricos Thomasina.x

  • Angela Abeleira

    over 2 years ago

    Angela Abeleira

    Amigo porfavor!!!!! This recipe is a fambo fave as we have them when we goto Galicia a fambo tradition oh so Naughty haha x

  • Ace Ventura

    over 2 years ago

    Ace Ventura

    click FILE->PRINT or equivalent in your browser - idiots lol ;)

  • jennie

    over 2 years ago

    jennie

    im def making theses, there are amazing just got bk from spain after eating these, tommi made it look easy so im gonna try them

  • Ettienne

    over 2 years ago

    Ettienne

    i have just tried this recipe and it dose not seem to work i think there is to much water am i doing some thing wrong i have followed the recipe word for word please help thank you

  • Pam

    over 2 years ago

    Pam

    Tried these for my son and his friend and they are delicious - thanks for the wonderful show! If you want to keep the recipe just select the text, and copy and paste into a word document.

  • oscar

    over 2 years ago

    oscar

    looks yummy :P

  • Emma

    over 2 years ago

    Emma

    People like Julia Fox if you want to print it out just do ctrl - p :)

  • Emma

    over 2 years ago

    Emma

    Mmmmmmm thay look so nice I'm defenently trying them out!!!!! YUM!!!

  • Julia Fox

    over 2 years ago

    Julia Fox

    Where is the print option on this recipe? Can't try them unless I have a list of ingredients for my shopping basket!

  • Julia Fox

    over 2 years ago

    Julia Fox

    Where is the print option on his recipe? Need a list for my shopping basket!

  • Susan Pritchard

    over 2 years ago

    Susan Pritchard

    absolutely delicious :) will definetly make them again maybe for a dinner party!

  • Louise Johnson

    over 2 years ago

    Louise Johnson

    Definitely upper class donuts, and a lot better tasting!! Well worth the work - yummy!

  • Heather Bourbage

    over 2 years ago

    Heather Bourbage

    I'm making these tomorrow for my sister when she gets her results for Uni, hope they're tasty!!

  • Penny Slote

    over 2 years ago

    Penny Slote

    Agree with Paul Richardson. It would help if the recipe had a print option.

  • Paul Richardson

    over 2 years ago

    Paul Richardson

    It would help if the recipe had a print option.

  • Minn

    over 2 years ago

    Minn

    I love Churros. Thanks for the recipe. Looks so easy to make. I'll definitely try this!

  • Colin Robertson

    over 2 years ago

    Colin Robertson

    Really nice and easy to make. Yummy. Great programme - well done Tommi.

  • Janet Davison

    over 2 years ago

    Janet Davison

    First had these in spain years ago. love them glad i've finally found the recipe Thanks Thomasina. Saw you on Master Chef and wondered where you went to work.

  • lisa

    over 2 years ago

    lisa

    i remember having something like this in spain as a small child and i loved them. just watched the show with my liitle boy and asked me if i can make some for him and a friend. can.t wait to give it a try

  • Jennifer Ennis

    over 2 years ago

    Jennifer Ennis

    Que guay, I have always wanted to try churros and after watching tommisina make them I have to try to make them for myself! Mmm I can't wait they are going to be deliciosas! :) I love the show!

  • karen minnis

    over 2 years ago

    karen minnis

    i am definately trying this recipe out!

  • Emily

    over 2 years ago

    Emily

    Me and my family had Churros in Florida, and we're going to Mexico in September. Just wondering if the Churros are any better in Mexico?

Blank_avatar