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Hotel Arts, Barcelona, (Churros, spanish doughtnuty things)

Barcelona, I love the culture, the food (amazing tapas). The most gorgeous Hotel Arts, the beautiful sunshine. 

Now I'm not up with cooking tapas, I could Google and give you somebody else's recipes but I only want to give you tried, tested & adored ones. 

So I thought i'd give you a recipe for churros which I have loved from a young girl. My friends dad from school, was spanish and I have fond memories of him making them for us. 

So a few years ago, the 1st time I went to Hotel Arts, I was delighted when I found these gorgeous, crispy doughtnuty delights on the breakfast menu.

Yummy, lucky me, they served them with little espresso cups filled with hot chocolate.

Recipe
  • 60g butter
  • 5floz whole milk
  • 1 tsbp lemon juice
  • 80g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • oil for frying
  • chocolate & cream for dipping
  • caster sugar & cinnamon 
Heat milk, lemon and butter in a saucepan, bring to the boil.

Sift in flour and salt, stir quickly with a wooden spoon, leave to cool (warm to touch) 

Mix in eggs a little at a time, beat until thick and shiny.

Spoon into a piping bag, pipe 3-4 inch churros I cook in a deep fat fryer, but they can be cooked in a heavy based frying pan. 

Cook for 3-4 mins, coat with sugar and cinnamon . 

Heat chocolate and cream in a saucepan, till chocolate melts, for a lovely dipping sauce.       

*To make ahead, pipe the churros onto parchment, flash freeze then pop into freezer bag when solid, fry straight from frozen.