Week four of the Great British Bake Off saw the contestants attempting 'batter week' for the very first time in the history of the s...

Week four of the Great British Bake Off saw the contestants attempting 'batter week' for the very first time in the history of the show.

They were challenged to try and make perfect Yorkshire Puddings, lace pancakes, and churros.

I would have liked to have a go at making the lace pancakes, but my frying pan has lost all of it's non-stick ability, so they would have ended up being a clumpy mess.

So, as I have never made them before, I had a go at making churros.

I used a very basic recipe for my churros and found they weren't as difficult to make as I had originally expected.

Unfortunately my churros didn't have the traditional ridges on them as my delightful children have taken to playing with (and losing) my baking equipment, including my piping nozzles.

Ingredients -

50g butter - melted
half a teaspoon vanilla extract
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
approx 1 litre sunflower oil

100g sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Method -

  • Boil a kettle full of water and measure 350ml of the boiling water into a jug.  
  • Add the melted butter and vanilla extract to the water.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl with a pinch of salt.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour, pour in the contents of the jug and beat together quickly using a wooden spoon, until lump free.
  • Allow the dough to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once rested, fill a large saucepan with the oil.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Fit a star nozzle (approx 1.5 - 2cm wide) to a piping bag.
  • Fill the bag with the rested dough.
  • Pipe 2-3 strips directly into the pan of hot oil, or pipe the strips onto baking paper and then add them to the oil 2-3 at a time and fry until golden and crisp. (I found piping mine on paper first meant that they kept a more uniform shape).
  • Once golden, remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place onto kitchen paper to drain.
  • repeat these steps until all of the dough has been used.
  • Once all of the churros are cooked, mix the sugar and cinnamon together and toss the churros in the sugar mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy.

I chose to serve my churros with melted chocolate for dipping.  
The children loved it, but I preferred mine without the chocolate.

I really enjoyed making these, and they were literally gone in 60 seconds once the children got their hands on them.

Definitely a winner!

Missy. x

Mummy Mishaps

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