Welcome, fellow food explorers! Today, we're venturing into the delicious realm of dessert, bringing you a mouthwatering recipe that's perfect for coeliacs and dessert lovers alike. Yes, you guessed it right – we're making Gluten-Free Chocolate Churros with a delectable Dip!
For the Churros:
- 240ml water
- 25g sugar
- 2.5g salt
- 30ml vegetable oil
- 125g gluten-free flour
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Sugar for coating
For the Chocolate Dip:
- 150g of our 80.3% dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 120g heavy cream
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, salt, and the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
- Stir in the gluten-free flour until a ball of dough forms. Let it cool for a few minutes.
- Heat a deep pan filled with vegetable oil (about two inches deep) until it reaches 375°F (190°C).
- While the oil is heating, transfer the dough to a churro press or a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
- Pipe strips of dough into the hot oil and fry them, turning occasionally, until golden brown. It should take about 5 minutes per batch.
- Drain the churros on paper towels, then roll them in sugar while they're still warm.
Now, it's time for our luxurious dip!
- Place the finely chopped dark chocolate into a heat-proof bowl.
- Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to boil.
- Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth.
And voila! Your coeliac-friendly, gluten-free chocolate churros with a rich dark chocolate dip are ready. The perfect treat for a family gathering, a quiet evening in, or just because you deserve it!
Remember, the best recipes are made with love and a dash of creativity, so feel free to personalize this one and make it your own. Enjoy!
Why use dark chocolate in the dip for the churros?
Dark chocolate, particularly our 80.3% dark chocolate, offers a depth of flavour that beautifully complements the churros. But more than just taste, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants, may improve heart health, and can even boost your mood! It's a delicious and healthier alternative to other types of chocolate.
Is this churros recipe suitable for people with coeliac disease?
Absolutely! We use gluten-free flour in this recipe, making it a perfect dessert option for individuals with coeliac disease or those following a gluten-free diet.
Can I make this recipe dairy-free?
Yes, you can replace the heavy cream in the chocolate dip with a dairy-free alternative like coconut cream or almond milk. The result will be a delightful, dairy-free chocolate dip.
What are the health benefits of this recipe?
This recipe offers several health benefits. The churros are made with gluten-free flour, making them a suitable choice for those with gluten intolerance. The dark chocolate used in the dip is rich in antioxidants, can improve heart health, and has less sugar than other types of chocolate.
Why is there less sugar in our dark chocolate compared to others on the market?
Our 80.3% dark chocolate has a higher percentage of cocoa solids, which naturally reduces the amount of sugar in the chocolate. This makes our chocolate a healthier option without sacrificing the rich, indulgent taste that you love about chocolate.
Remember, it's always best to enjoy sweets as part of a balanced diet. Enjoy your gluten-free chocolate churros and reap the benefits of our rich, dark chocolate!