If you've never tried this treat that looks sweet on the outside and is all chewy and savory on the inside, then you have no idea what you’re really missing.
A few things to know about a Churro
It’s usually thick and long, but can come in different shapes (curled or twisted). A preferred snack in the morning or as a dessert in the evening and you normally can’t have just one. It looks like a breadstick and usually sold by street vendors.
A Churro is typically made with some pretty basic ingredients like flour, water, sugar and eggs.
This fried dough pastry is sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
They can be stuffed with hot chocolate, custard or dulce de leche. If you prefer the traditional plain Churro, it can be dunked in various dipping sauces. The tasty treat is served when deep fried to a golden crisp. It’s delicious when fresh like most pastries.
Over the years, it has taken many shapes from straight to spiral to star-shaped.
A little bit of history about the Churro
We found it quite interesting that the roots of certain sweets are hard to trace and the same can be said for this one as well.
Some say this pastry dates back to the Ming Dynasty in China and that Portuguese sailors brought this delicious pastry back to Europe during their expeditions. Others assume that perhaps it originated from local shepherds in Spain. Either way, it remains popular until today especially in Spain and in Latin America.
The Churro takes its name from the Navajo-Churro sheep’s horns for which it resembles.
The word ‘churro’ is onomatopoeic from the sound the dough makes when fried.
The Churro is becoming ever so popular and has inspired many other types of treats with a variety of flavors. There’s nothing preventing you from having one right now!