INGREDIENTS

Cardamom Churros with Spicy Hot Chocolate
1-1/4 cups Water
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
3 tablespoons + 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups vegetable oil

 

HOT CHOCOLATE

6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1-1/2 cups half and half, heated to steaming
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar and salt. Place over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a ball. Continue cooking mixture, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly. Add eggs, one at a time; stirring until completely incorporated and dough is smooth. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cardamom and cinnamon.

In a medium bowl, combine chocolates. Pour steaming half and half over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cayenne and salt. Stir until smooth.

In a heavy bottomed 2-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups vegetable oil to 375° F. Use a candy thermometer to monitor temperature.

Place dough in 16-inch decorating bag fitted with decorating tip 1B. Pipe dough out into 2-3 inch pieces; snip pieces with scissors into hot oil. Fry until churros are golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes. Cook no more than 4 churros at a time. Once browned, remove churros to a paper towel-lined jelly roll pan. Cool slightly. Toss churros in cardamom sugar and serve with warmed hot chocolate.

Shop the post

Cuisinart Chefs iA+ 18cm Saucepan - 2.7L
Cuisinart
$79.95 RRP $159.95
Chefs iA+ Saucepan - 18cm/2.7L
Avanti Tempwiz Candy &  Deep Fry Thermometer
Avanti
$9.95
Candy & Deep Fry Thermometer

Latest recipes

Caramel custard waffle bake with bananas
Super Creamy Caramel Custard Waffle Bake
Read more
custard heart shaped donuts
Custard Heart Shaped Doughnuts For Your Sweetheart
Read more