Assalamualaikum and hi all,
I hope everyone’s is keeping warm and staying safe from the big storm that hit Cape Town yesterday if you live in Cape Town 🙂
We were out of electricity from before sahur to after break time yesterday. So I prepared iftaar in the dark. Thanks to the gas stove, I could still fry the savories plus made the dinner and special treats. For the special treats, I made churros and fried it closer to maghrieb time to keep the churros warm. Plus a dose of freshly squeezed orange juice for extra vitamins.
For the vegetables, I made Cap Cay/ Chop Suey, a vegetable stir fry originally from China. I added shredded chicken in the stir fry. Seafood can also be added to enhance the flavor of the stir fry.
Back to churros, churros is a popular snack from Spain/ Portugal/Mexico that is quite popular in Indonesia too. It is a fried dough choux, can be drizzled with melting chocolate or coated with cinnamon sugar. Churros usually piped with special syringe with a star-shaped nozzle. I had just to make do with a normal nozzle and a small piping bag. It’s a very easy snack to make and tasty. Best to serve churros warm.
(This recipe is a small batch, makes only about 30 of 8 cm dough)
250 ml water
50 gr butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
150 gr cake flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
oil for frying
cinnamon sugar or icing sugar for dusting or prepare melting chocolate/Nutella for dipping.
- Combine water with butter, sugar and salt in a pot. Bring to boil, turn off the heat.
- Stir in vanilla and flour until it forms a ball.
- Switch on the heat and stir for 1-2 mins.
- Cool the dough.
- Add a whisked egg into the dough, mix with a wooden spatula.
- When the dough is ready, place some dough in a piping bag with a star-shape nozzle (preferably).
- Heat up oil in a deep fryer or deep pan.
- Pipe the dough on to a floured baking tin.
- Fry until golden brown.
- Dust or serve with chocolate dips.