churros with chocolate fudge sauce

a while ago, my beautiful sister-in-law bought me a subscription for the donna hay magazine. i LOVE getting a new magazine with amazing ideas arrive in my letter box every month.

one of my favourite recipes from these magazines is for these delicious churros.

for this recipe, you’ll need…

  • 50g butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • extra caster sugar and cinnamon for dusting
    • for fudge sauce
  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups pouring cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

to make the chocolate fudge sauce, place the chocolate, cream and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. set aside and keep warm.

place butter, water and vanilla in a saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low. add flour, baking powder, and flour and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. remove from heat. gradually add eggs and beat with an electric mixer until a smooth dough forms.

heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until 180 degrees C. spoon the dough into a piping bag and pipe 10cm lengths of the mixture into the oil in batches. cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. drain on absorbent paper. dust with caster sugar and cinnamon. serve with chocolate sauce.

these little fingers are oh so good…a very special treat!!