Every January 1st, I await the invitation from my niece Gilda to taste her delicious churros, traditionally prepared for San Manuel’s Day. This is a custom that comes from Spain and it sparked my interest in creating my own version with a different and original flavor. I added a touch of orange that makes them a bit exotic. They are delicious, fried and crispy, soft on the inside with a nice crunch on the outside. You can make them in different shapes — some long and straight, others in the shape of a donut. They can be covered with brown sugar and cinnamon, caramel, chocolate or guava syrup, condensed milk or almost anything you like. They are irresistible!
Churros are prepared in Latin America to accompany a hot chocolate, the traditional coffee with milk in the afternoon.
I love them to make them at home for merienda, for my daughter’s snacks, and especially during vacations when my home is flooded with friends.
Churros are easy to make, use only a few ingredients and are ready in a flash. Follow these steps and see!