Sam’s Cheaty Churros

Sam's Cheaty Churros
Sam’s Cheaty Churros

Okay so I was supposed to make Thai green curry but the curry I made turned into watery green slop so Jamie and I ate that, you can have churros.
Have you ever actually tried to make your own doughnuts? Of course you haven’t, that would be mental, so when my friend Sam said she was making churros for dessert I just assumed she was mentally ill. Turns out I’d misdiagnosed her, she’s actually a beautiful genius armed with a packet of shop bought puff pastry. I watched in bewilderment as she lazily cut, twisted and positioned the pastry onto a baking tray… That was it! No deep frying, no piping bags, nothing, easy pease. Okay so maybe we can’t really call them churros but covered in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar they taste pretty damn close. So bang out a batch of these beauties for your next swanky soirée or eat them alone in bed watching extreme angler Jeremy Wade catch river monsters… What?

Sam’s Cheaty Churros
Makes 12-16 / Takes 30-40 mins
Half a pack pre rolled puff pastry
50g butter
2 tbs caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Chocolate Sauce:
100g dark chocolate
150g double cream
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 200c (180c fan) and line a couple of tins with baking paper. Put to one side.
2. Roll out your pastry so it’s landscape on the surface in front of you. Cut it directly down the middle and pop half back in the fridge to use another day. (I couldn’t find pre rolled puff pastry by the way so had to roll mine out, sigh.)
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3. Cut the remaining pastry into strips and then cut them in half. One at a time give them a twist and place evenly on the baking trays a finger apart.
4. Pop in the oven for 10- 15 minutes until golden brown. Meanwhile melt the butter over a low heat on the hob. In a small bowl mix together the sugar and the cinnamon ready for dusting.
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5. Once out the over transfer the churros to a couple of large plates. Brush with butter and dust with plenty of cinnamon sugar.
6. To make the chocolate sauce heat the cream in a medium sized pan. Once simmering take off the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted. Pour into a dipping bowl and serve immediately. Yum!
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If you’ve had a go at making my churros or any of my other recipes I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale

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