Churros And Our Candlelight Iftaar

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.

I made Lamb Satay/Sate Kambing with tomato soy sauce condiment click for the recipe here.

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

1 egg

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.

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