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What can I say, I love churros. I miss going being able to indulge in the warm delight of fresh churros. It is amazing that so many foods can be converted easily to gluten-free, and lucky for me, this is one of them. Traditional Churros from Spain are not made with cinnamon, but I love cinnamon churros. However, I am also including the more traditional way of eating churros, a recipe for chocolate dipping sauce.
- 1 cup water
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup butter or butter substitute
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- vegetable or olive oil
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Prepare to fry the churros by heating oil in a pan (1 to 1&½ inches) to 360 degrees F.
- To make churro dough, heat water, margarine and salt to rolling boil in 3-quart saucepan; stir in flour.
- Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat.
- Beat eggs all at once; continue beating until smooth and then add to saucepan while
- Spoon mixture into cake decorators' tube with large star tip ( the kind use to decorate cakes).
- Squeeze 4-inch strips of dough into hot oil.
- Fry 3 or 4 strips at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes on each side.
- Drain on paper towels. (Mix Sugar and the optional cinnamon); roll churros in sugar or put churros and sugar mix in medium sterile paper bag and shake.
Chocolate Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
- 4 ounces gluten-free dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups milk or milk substitute
- 1 Tablespoon arrowroot
- 4 Tablespoon sugar
- Place the chocolate and half the milk in a pan and heat, stirring until the chocolate has melted.
- Dissolve the arrowroot in the remaining milk and whisk into the chocolate with the sugar.
- Cook on low heat, whisking constantly, until the chocolate thickens, about five minutes.
- Add extra arrowroot if it doesn't start to thicken after 5 minutes.
- Remove and whisk smooth.
- Pour and server in cups or bowls for dunking churros.
- Do not pour over churros, but use the mix for dunking churros.
- Serve warm.
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