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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Delectable Churro Bites 迷你西式油条





Everyone knows what is Churro, by the look and taste. Do you know the history of Churro? Most people call it 西班牙油条 in Chinese, sounds like it's originated from Spain. Although the origin of Churro is still unclear, but I find this 'history' of Churro quite interesting...

The origin of churros is unclear. One theory is they were brought to Europe from China by the Portuguese. The Portuguese sailed for the Orient and, as they returned from Ming Dynasty China to Portugal, they brought along with them new culinary techniques, including modifying the dough for youtiao, also known as Youzagwei in southern China, for Portugal. However, they modified it by introducing a star design because they did not learn the skill of "pulling" the dough (the Chinese Emperor made it a capital crime to share knowledge with foreigners)[citation needed]. As a result, churros are not "pulled" but rather extruded out through a star-shaped die.[1] ~ Source: Wikipedia




Now, in this blog post, I'm going to share the deep fried version of my churros. The mini bite size churros that I customised for the young ones. I made these for my 7yo son to snack on without making much mess at home. You probably can't imagine how much cinnamon sugar my poodle had as a treat from the floor when my son eat the regular size churros. Try this idea if you have young children at home.




Look at this cute little churro, ohh dear....I want to pop it into my mouth right away! :P 

Last year (2015), I have shared the Baked Churros recipe 

>> Click here if you wish to try the baked version. 







Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients: 

40g Unsalted Butter 无盐牛油 40克

1/2 cup Water 水 125克

1 tbsp Sugar 糖 1汤匙

Pinch of Salt 盐 少许

1 Egg (lightly beaten) 鸡蛋 1粒, 打撒

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 香草精 半小匙

70g Flour 面粉 70克


Cinnamon Sugar Coating: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

1.5 tbsp Sugar 糖 1.5汤匙

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 肉桂粉 1小匙

把糖和肉桂粉放进一个碗里,混合均匀备用。



Oil for deep frying. 食油, 适量



I use Medella Organic Coconut Cooking Oil in this recipe.  



If you are sharing this recipe, kindly attach the link to this blog instead of screen capture/ copy & paste/ use in your blog and claimed as your recipe! Thank you. 如果您要分享此食谱,请联系这个部落格的相关链接。敬请不要复制或改篇为自己的食谱。谢谢! 



Method: 

1. In a saucepan, heat up water, butter, sugar and salt, bring to boil. Turn off heat.
把牛油,水,糖和盐放进锅里煮滚,熄火。

2. Stir in flour. Mix well with a spatula.
加入面粉,用刮刀搅拌均匀。




3. Add in egg in 2 batches. Stir in vanilla extract. Mix well.
分2次把鸡蛋加入,要不停搅拌,加入香草精。




4. Form a sticky soft dough.
搅拌均匀。




5. Transfer the dough into a piping bag with a nozzle.
把面团放进裱花袋里。(看下图)



6. Heat up oil in a saucepan until the temperature reaches 180'C. Carefully pipe the dough over the pot of oil to a length about 2cm, use scissors to cut it off to release into the oil.
烧热油,大概180度。把面团挤出大概2cm 长,用剪刀剪断。面团会掉进热油内,小心不要烫到手。




7. Deep fry until golden brown. Transfer the cooked churros onto a lined plate/ basket, let it sit for a minute. Transfer the churros into the bowl of cinnamon sugar, roll to coat. Repeat for the rest.
炸至金黄色即可。把炸好的油条放置在吸油纸上1分钟,然后放进之前准备好的肉桂糖的碗里,撒上肉桂糖。

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Some feedback from those who have tried this recipe:



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