We are starting the BM 30th Edition today. Never thought we would come this far when I started this marathon in 2011. However this has really got in so much in terms of friends, learning and what not. And I have also realized that when you focus and plan well, things work out fine.
Though planning on the themes are either abrupt or well thought of, finally after taking up a theme, it takes lot of efforts to match the recipe to the theme. The base rule being one can't simply share a simple recipe, however if it's cuisine specific, one can still do as a learning referance. On this front, we have learnt so much and still willing to learn more.
For the first week, I decided to do Kid's Delight Finger Food for Kid's party. This edition is hosted by Kalyani and I selected to do this as it ends up being the most wanted theme at my place. Unlike the last couple of months, I am starting this edition without any preparation. Though today's recipe is a spill out of many months ago, meaning I had selected to make this for a different theme, I couldn't do it.
So even though the recipes were not so
well planned out as I normally do, I had this in mind as it was in the
pending list. Imagine making this just before the dinner time and
risking the dinner not being eaten. I had to take a chance as I had no
time left and the fact that this needs to be approved.
I set out to make, I realized this was exactly our Muruku, albiet with a
western touch. Needless to say it was liked very much. As always one
person who wouldn't touch such dishes was Chinnu. He refused to partake
even a bit and rushed inside to avoid being forced fed. While Konda and
Peddu loved it. For a moment I thought Peddu didn't like the chocolate
sauce, however when he dipped it with the churros, he was very happy.
Churros with Chocolate Sauce
wanted to make a sample and check out if my kids will like this. I can
surely bookmark as their evening snack. Very quick to make and it will
disappear as quickly as you made!
Sending this to my Kid's Delight
event, hosted by Kalyani themed on Finger Foods for Kid's Party
Traditionally Churros are made with Eggs, to read more about the origin, check out the post on Wiki
. Making this eggless wasn't much of a problem. Since I remember taking this from an old collection, that said American quick snacks, I assume this was from America. However one of my FB friends, pointed out that this is actually Spanish Origin. So I ended up reading on the article now, which I should have done before..:)
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Baking powder -1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Oil for deep frying
For sprinkling on the top
Castor Sugar / Icing sugar - 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp
For the Chocolate Sauce
Dark Chocolate - 2 slabs
Milk Chocolate - 2 slabs
Icing Sugar - 2 tsp
Honey - 1 tsp
Cream - 2 tsp
Piping mould / Muruku achu- Single star
How to make the churros
In a bowl, take the flour along with baking powder, salt and slowly add water to knead to a soft dough.
Heat a kadai with oil for deep frying, simmer until your dough is ready.
Fill the dough into the muruku achu fitted with a single star mould.
When the oil is hot, reduce to medium flame, and keeping the press over the oil, press it down into the oil.
You can cut it when it falls to the required length.
Fry on all sides to a golden colour. Drain on to a kitchen towel.
When you are done with the entire batch, sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon powder on the top and serve with chocolate sauce.
How to make the Honey Chocolate Sauce
MW the chocolate bars till soft. It took me a minute to get it soft.
Mix in the cream, sugar and honey and beat well.
Serve with churros.
For the churros, if you want you can press out the churros on a plate and drop them gently into the oil. Since it expands very quickly you have more dough then you started with. Dont knead it back, instead simply try to put it back. This way the churros have air bubbles inside and still stays crispy.
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