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Red velvet churros recipe

Have you heard about churros? Some say the Portuguese exported them from China to Europe long ago. They became popular in Spain at the start of the 19th century, but no one knows who invented them.

Would you believe us if we said you can make churros at home? We're going to share a great recipe with you, so you can make your own homemade churros with a twist. Never before have their been such unique churros. Their intense red color and delicious added flavor of the cream cheese make them a surprising and irresistible snack.

Start with a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain, practice at home and when you've mastered the trick, you can invite your friends over - they'll be fighting for seconds.

Preparation:

  1. Heat the water on the stove over medium heat. When it begins to boil, add the whole wheat flour and mix. Add the cocoa, dry yeast and salt. Cook for 5 minutes while continuously stirring until you have a consistent dough.
  2. Put the dough in a bowl. Add the eggs one by one, then the food coloring, and mix.
  3. When everything is combined, put the dough in a pastry tube with a large, scalloped tip.
  4. Heat the 2 cups of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain over medium heat, squeeze out one churro and fry for 3 minutes. Repeat for all churros and place them on a plate lined with absorbent paper towel to remove excess oil. Trick: to cut the churros, use scissors wet with a bit of oil so the dough doesn't stick to the scissors.

    Skillet with hot olive oil and basket with churros over electric stove on wooden board

  5. To finish, serve alongside a bowl of cream cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Yum!

Detail of churros with cream cheese

30 min
Medium
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 ¼ cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of dry yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • A couple drops of red food coloring
  • 2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Cream cheese
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