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Banana Churros with Chocolate Sauce

May 3, 2013

So, did you guess what this was for?

Churros pump

A Churrera

It’s an authentic Churrera, or Churros pump. Thanks to friend Pablo’s mum having a clear out, I have this on long-term-loan. As someone who is unable to go through a day without some kind of bump/graze/burn/ it has taken me a while to psych myself up to facing the large pan of boiling oil needed to make churros. However, when in receipt of such an exciting gift and a load of crazy shaped extruding plates (dog shaped churros anyone?!) it was only going to be so long before my curiosity got the better of me. So, on Tuesday I made five different types of batter and  spent a good 2.5hrs deep frying things – it turns out that there’s quite a knack to getting the right consistency of mixture and to piping the perfect star shaped strand.

Banana churros chocolate sauce

Dunk me!

I wanted to make banana churros, which is why I spent a long time trying to get the batter right but if you want to make plain ones then this recipe from Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers was by far the best mix I tried. My churros are slightly heavier in texture but if you like the banana & dark chocolate combo then they are a nice variation.  You can find the full recipe and method for them over on my monthly blog for Rangemaster, but here’s what you’ll need to make them:

Banana Churros with chocolate sauce

300g self raising flour
400ml boiling water
2tbsp rapeseed oil (or olive oil)
1 banana
1 litre sunflower oil for frying
1tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp sugar
35g dark chocolate, broken into squares

churros chocolate donuts

Banana Churros and dark chocolate sauce

Oh and for the sake of full disclosure, here’s some that didn’t work quite so well. Promise not to laugh:

churros gone wrong

Don’t say what you are thinking. It’s not kind

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2013 11:15 am

    Brilliant! What a clever little gizmo. I’ve never had churros. I’m minded to give them a go now though. LOL on the last photo. So reassuring…

  2. May 5, 2013 4:36 pm

    Mmmmmmm, they sound wonderful Gill 🙂

  3. May 10, 2013 7:16 pm

    Just found your blog. I love it… Anything with food is fine with me 🙂 Just voted on Dorset Cereals too… Hope you win x

    • May 11, 2013 1:17 pm

      Thanks. I’m signed up to yours now on Bloglovin. Look forward to reading more of it. Your running post was really great so I’ve voted on the blog awards for youx

  4. May 15, 2013 9:17 am

    These are amazing, I wish you could post them! Would they still be warm?

    • May 15, 2013 1:42 pm

      Yeah….er…..maybe?! Actually I can vouch for the fact that reheated churros are NOT good. Stodgy doesn’t even come close.

  5. May 23, 2013 11:49 am

    I love churros but I’ve never tried (because I’d never seen) any other kind but the plain one with dulce de leche. I’m definitely gonna give this version a go!

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