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Churros con Chocolate

Many of you are already familiar with Churros, but let us introduce this tasty snack to anyone who hasn't been that lucky.

Churros (traditionally served with hot chocolate in some regions of Spain) are a typical Spanish breakfast and snack.

Churros originated in Spain and are very popular in Latin America, France, Portugal, Morocco and N. America. Sometimes they are referred to as a Spanish doughnut, although they are a lot crisper and lighter than doughnuts. The name Churros probably came from the similarity in shape to the horns of the Churro breed of sheep which is reared in the Spanish grasslands.

Churros are fried at a very high temperature until golden and crisp on the outside. Its surface is star-shaped due to being extruded from a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle. The dough is constantly mixed on site, so that customers can watch the preparation from start to finish.

We still mix our dough by hand, using wooden utensils, which is the traditional way of preparation. We have experimented with mixing machines and other equipment, but never achieved the same taste and texture. So muscle power it is!!

Churros are flour-based and dairy-free. They can be served with sugar, Valor chocolate and cinnamon. Valor is the name of a very famous Spanish chocolate house, which specialises in thick, dark, dipping chocolate for Churros.

How we started

We are a small family business that started forty years ago when my mum, Encarnacion Garcia Fuenteseca, bought her first churros oven. From then on the whole process of preparation and cooking churros became part of our family tradition. I took over when my parents retired and am very excited to be part of the "Churros revolution" in the UK.

Lesley McKie Garcia

mama's churros stall
Dad, brother and gran at our stall in Petticoat lane in the 70's!!!