My past is tainted with, most fortunately, wonderful memories that require me to sit down with a cup of coffee and yerba mate. I reflect, I mull over the fact that had I not spent my youth in Argentina, I wouldn't be half the person I am today--for better or for worse.
The less-than-pleasant memories are few and far between, or so I'd like to think. I don't enjoy nurturing hang ups and bitter memories, as many an individual has done so in centuries past, present, and future. I much prefer relishing those delightful times from my childhood; they were filled with dulce de leche dreams and conversations over Argentinian churros, those times when I didn't really know where to find solace other than at my friends' house, where the mom is usually the baker (or in this case the one bearing dozens of churros), and I could be myself. Friend, dulce de leche, a vehicle for said dulce de leche, myself, and I.
As you can see here, Argentinian churros are what polarize a lot of the South/Central American and, well, Argentinian culture. They walk to the beat of their own drum and refuse to pepper everything with cinnamon. This version, which also happens to be my favorite, is slightly crispier and rends a stronger bite. It isn't quite as chewy, though cakey it is, due to the lack of eggs in the batter. Churros are the ultimate comfort dessert without the hassle of turning on the oven. They are hard to mess up, as long as you make sure the oil is extremely hot!
My recipe is a part of the collaboration held by Nate from Terminatetor Kitchen, via his #VirtualCoffeeParty2018. Thank you Nate, and everyone else who participated in this fun project! Now friends...Grab your coffee and follow me along on this most amazing churro recipe.
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- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cake flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, temp does not matter
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1/2 cup dulce de leche
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp+1 tsp instant coffee grounds
- 3 tbsp whipping cream