Churro Craze Hits Havana
Over the last few years, Cubans have been clamoring to import churro making equipment in order to open up their own street food stand selling the delicious snacks. Visit Havana and walk through its streets; you won’t be able to travel 50 meters without seeing a churro stand.
Cuban Churro Recipe
Here is the recipe, if you dare to make them at home. But you will need a churro making machine, and a deep fryer…
1 cup flour of flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil or butter
1 cup water or milk
oil for deep frying
Preparation: place the water (or milk), oil (or butter), and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add flour, mixing quickly and continuously with a wooden spoon. Place the dough in a cookie gun or mold to make churros and extrude them into the hot, fryer oil. Cut them with scissors when they are the correct length. Sprinkled with sugar, or fill them with sweet caramel or guayaba filling.
Now you can also find the “churros rellenos”, which are churros filled with other different things, it could be guava marmelade or chocolate or vanilla… these are even better!!
I want to learn a good recipe for it. You don’t need to put eggs?
The recipe on the website is the exact one which is normally used in Cuba. There are no eggs in that recipe because eggs are expensive in Cuba and sometimes in short supply.
What is the sauce that they are showing on the picture?
In the picture they are just putting sugar on the churros. It’s coarse cane sugar since that is the cheapest in Cuba. But sometime they also put a sauce. They get a can of sweetened condensed milk, like what you would use to make custard, and they make a tiny hole in the can and drizzle that sauce on the churros.