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Sunday, May 15, 2016

# #SundaySupper # appetizer

Churro Bites with Chocolate Sauce #SundaySupper


If you haven't had the pleasure of enjoying a churro, I highly recommend that you do. This Spanish pastry is super easy to make, and only takes a few simple ingredients. Many recipes for churros call for eggs, but did you know that traditional churros that are sold at carnivals and from street carts, doesn't use eggs? Nope, they're made from a simple dough that contains flour, sugar, water, oil, and salt. That's it! Finish them off with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, and you are good to go. For an extra special treat, serve with chocolate sauce, your family will thank you.



My version is slightly different, being that I made them into bite-sized pieces, instead of the traditional sticks. Why you ask? Because today is Sunday Supper time, and our theme is Spanish Tapas. Tapas are snacks, or small plates of food that originated in Spain. They're served throughout the day in bars and restaurants, usually along with wine.

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Churro Bites with Chocolate Sauce


Ingredients

1 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons pure olive Oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
Oil for deep frying

Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste

Directions

Place the water, sugar, salt and oil in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and the flour, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes, then pinch off small pieces of the dough, and roll into small ropes. (About an inch long Don't make them to thick, or they will be doughy in the middle).
Pour olive oil into another saucepan. The oil should be at least 2" deep.
Heat oil to 375 degrees and carefully place the churros until the hot oil, a few at a time, as they tend to stick together is you crowd them.
Fry until golden brown, stirring them around frequently to prevent sticking, until golden brown.
Remove from oil with a slotted spoon, and allow to drain for a few minutes on paper towels.
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon, and roll the churros in the mixture and serve warm as is, or with chocolate sauce. (Recipe below)


Chocolate Sauce


1 - 12 ounce can evaporated milk
1 - 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine evaporated milk and chocolate chips in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until chips are melted.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Serve warm with churros.


As a special treat, tonight's Sunday Supper will be going on LIVE from Tapa Toro in Orlando, FL. It's sort of an after-party from the amazing Food and Wine Conference that I'm attending this weekend! Join us at our Twitter party tonight, as we talk about all things Tapas, and enjoy our own tapas from Tapa Toro! Be sure to check out their website, and their social media as well, at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for info on their incredible food.


Thank you to Caroline from Caroline's Cooking for hosting our event this week.

Para Empezar, Las Tapas (Appetizers/tapas) -
Postres (Desserts) -
Bebidas (Drinks) -
Plus Alcachofas al Ajillo – Garlicky Artichokes – and Spanish Tapas Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement
Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board



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3 comments:

  1. This recipe reminds me of an Italian fritter my grandmother used to make. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh, boy, do I love this bite sized version! I could go back for seconds and thirds without feeling guilty!!!

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  3. I have never had a churro. I seriously need to make these!

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