October 12, 2016

GF Mexican Chocolate Churros

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This is the third day of our chocolate celebration, so I wanted to try something to put a little “pep” into the middle of your week. The subtle cayenne addition will wake your mouth up! (But you can soothe it with our luscious dairy-free caramel sauce, if you’d like…)
Gluten-Free Mexican Chocolate Churros
Whisk together in mixing bowl:
    • 1 c. gf flour
    • 1/2 c. arrowroot starch
    • 2 T. baking cocoa powder
    • 2 t. cinnamon
    • 1/4 t. cayenne
    • 1/2 t. espresso powder
Heat to rolling boil in microwave-safe cup:
    • 1 c. water
    • 1/2 c. butter
    • 2 T. brown sugar
    • 1/4 t. kosher salt
Pour boiling liquid ingredients onto dry ingredients, add 1/2 t. almond extract and beat until smooth. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating until the dough is shiny after each addition. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 6-inch length of dough into 350° oil, and fry both sides. Drain excess oil and dredge in 1/2 c. Demerara sugar mixed with 1 t. cinnamon. Serve immediately.EJ--MexChocChur (4)Our gluten-free churro batter was a little too thin to pipe with the star tip, so we had to improvise with a ribbon shape using this wonderful little Wilton candy-melt tool:20161012_130203
Dairy-free Caramel Sauce  (adapted from a Silk® recipe)
Stir together in saucepan:
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 1/4 c. water
    • 1/4 t. lime juice (to inhibit crystallization)
Heat on medium for about 15 minutes without stirring, or until the mixture turns amber. Remove from heat and stir in:
    • 1/2 c. Silk® Coconutmilk (watch out! it will bubble up – just keep stirring until smooth.)
  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 t. kosher salt
Stir to combine, then serve immediately.20161012_130303
The churros taste so wonderful on their own – but when you dip them in that caramel sauce… ohhhhhhhhhh!
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  1. I love churros but have never made them or thought to make them chocolate! These sound amazing!

    1. That tiny kick of cayenne is what really puts this chocolate over the edge! My fellas are still raving about them. :D


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