At the beginning of the summer, I created a bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer. Some, of course, involved food. Dining al fresco, unplanned afternoon patio drinks, and hosting a backyard bbq were just a few that were accomplished. I had one left on my list and I tackled it this past long weekend. I have LOVED churros since I was a child and I wanted to attempt making them on my own this year.
Churros are doughnut like, fried pastry that are coated in cinnamon and sugar and served best warm.
The soft, warm treat reminds me of carnavales and fiestas patronales of Latin American countries. Fiestas patronales are patronage festivals held in towns and cities celebrated in honour of said town/city’s saint. They’re usually week long celebrations in which carnival games, music, artisans and lots of food vendors take over the streets. Last winter I was fortunate to be in Bucerias during their fiestas patronales in January. It was fulfilling for all my senses and I had the best churro I’ve had in my life!
I regret postponing experimenting with churros for so long because they are so easy to make! I really thought they’d be much more complicated but I followed this recipe
which was easy to follow and turned out well for my first time.