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Recipe: Churros with Chocolate Orange Sauce

Churros with Chocolate Orange Sauce

Author: Nicky Corbishley
Churros ingredients


makes approx. 30 churros


  • 230ml water
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar
  • 160g plain flour
  • 3 medium eggs


  • 100g white caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsps melted butter

Orange Hot Chocolate Sauce:

  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 140g milk chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsps cornflour
  • 4 tbsps cold water
  • Zest of one orange

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step 1 - churros

Step 1

Preheat the oven to CircoTherm® 185°C, with medium steam. Place silicon baking mats or baking parchment onto two baking sheets.

step 2 - churros

Step 2

Add the water, butter, salt, vanilla extract and brown sugar to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for a minute or two until the sugar dissolves. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the flour, using a wooden spoon. Continue to cook on low, stirring for a minute until the mixture is thick. Turn off the heat.

step 3 - churros

Step 3

Using the wooden spoon, stir the eggs into the mixture, one-at-a time until combined. Don’t over-stir.

step 4 - churros

Step 4

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a large star tip (Wilton #1M is a good size).

Pipe rows approx. 8-10cm long onto the baking sheets. Leave 2-3 cm between each churro, as they will expand slightly. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

step 5 - churros

Step 5

Whilst the churros are baking, make the orange hot chocolate sauce. Place the cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate, orange extract and milk into a saucepan. Heat on a medium heat, stirring regularly, until almost boiling, then turn the heat down to low.

step 6 - churros

Step 6

Mix together the cornflour and water in a separate bowl, then pour it into the chocolate mixture, a splash at a time, whilst stirring, until the mixture thickens. Spoon into a bowl and sprinkle the orange zest on top.

step 7 - churros

Step 7

Mix together the caster sugar and cinnamon on a large plate. Take the churros out of the oven and brush with the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar.

step 8 - churros

Step 8

Serve with the orange hot chocolate sauce.

We suggest: NEFF CircoTherm®

We suggest: NEFF CircoTherm®

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