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Churros    Veg   HT CBF   Spanish   25mins   


These are popular throughout Spain and are often sold by street vendors who cook them fresh at their carts.



Hot  Vegetarian   Baked Fayre    Teatime Dairy free




480ml/16fl.oz. Water

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 teasp Salt

225g/8oz Plain Flour

Oil for deep frying

Granulated or Caster sugar for dipping





1. Place the water, olive oil, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.


2. Add the flour all at once and beat well with a wooden spoon until it leaves the sides of the pan and forms into a ball. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.


3.  Using a pastry bag  fitted with a 6.25cm/1/4 inch  fluted (star) nozzle, pipe the dough  into strips about 10cm 4 inches long.  The fluted shape is very important otherwise the pastries will turn out hard when fried.


4. Place enough oil in a large frying pan to a depth of 12.5mm/1/2 inch and heat until  very hot. Reduce the heat to medium and fry the churros, 4 at a time, turning once, until they just begin to color. 


5. Drain on kitchen paper and serve warm dipped in sugar.


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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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