Hi, my sweet friends! Have I told you before how fun and grateful is it to have a blog of my own? I would have never thought I could meet (virtually) so many nice people who have become friends. Some day talking about our things, which result to be most of them crafts, thought it would be fun to have a monthly challenge so today I want to welcome all of you to our first Int’l Blogger Club Monthly Challenge, being Breakfast this month. Let the fun begins!
As we all four are scattered through the world, it is fun to see different traditions or different ways to do things. One day we were talking about Valentine’s Day and Keri living in the US celebrates it big, while me here in Spain is like a new and comercial event. It doesn’t mean that we don’t celebrate it at home, it’s just we like to show our love all year round.
All Sundays and “special” days like Valentine’s we like to take our time (more than usual) on having breakfast. We make homemade churros and chocolate to dip them in, and I’ll share the secret on how to make it healthy.
Last summer we helped my mother in law decluttering her house and we found lots of little treasures. We decided to take some home with us, like these two old pictures and an old churro maker my father in law used to make churros at his snack bar. I have tried to make some churros in the past with an ordinary cookie press but it didn’t work because the churros dough is quite thick and you need something more sturdy.
The recipe is really easy and it doesn’t take a lot of time to do it. You will need the following:
- 2 measures of water (I used a cup to measure)
- 2 measures of flour (if you are using whole wheat, add 10% more of water)
- Olive oil
- A pan
- A cooking pot
- A churro maker
Pour the water into the cooking pot and let it boil. Once it starts boiling, turn it off and add all the flour. Stir it until you get a soft sticky dough, and then add two tablespoons of olive oil. Keep stirring until blended.
Prepare a pan with enough olive oil in it to fry the churros and heat it. In the meanwhile, you can place some dough inside the churro maker. You will know when the oil has the correct temperature because you will see little bubbles in it, it it then time to press the churro maker and place some dough to fry.
You can make a large round churro, or small ones with shapes…. that is up to you. The girls love when I write their initials 🙂 The trick for getting crispy churros is to take them out of the oil and place them on the oven grid. If you place them on some kitchen towels they get moistured.
This was for Miss A
This was for Miss S
And a heart for me, great for Valentine’s Day
Daddy is traveling so no churros this time, he will have to wait to come back home.
You will be probably thinking it doesn’t seem to healty because it has chocolate as well, but here it is the secret. It is a special chocolate with no refined sugar, it has stevia. We buy it in a local shop here, buy you can check this one if you don’t live near us. Just place it on a pot, add some water, heat it and stir until it is melted. Serve hot.
The fun thing about churros is that you eat them with your hands, and kids love to dip them in chocolate. Well, not only kids…
So this is the way our family celebrates Valentine’s Day, and I would love to hear how you celebrate yours. Have you ever tried churros with chocolate?
Don’t forget to stop by and visit the other bloggers to see how they do it. It’s fun to see other traditions! You’ll find their links at the bottom of this post.
Katrin: I’m a former kindergarten teacher, now SAHM of two girls. DIY & Decorating is my passion, I was born in Germany, moved to Canada for a few years and currently live in the beautiful South of Spain (Andalucia).
Mary: I am a mom of four who loves to recycle and repurpose. I use my creativity to spark life into old things. As a New Yorker who has been living in Greece for years now I also like to photograph my boondocks. .
Keri: I’m a wife, mom, and blogger. I love repurposing and refinishing whatever junk comes my way. I grew up in Illinois, but am currently living in Missouri with my beautiful family.
Pili: This is me :), I am passionate about crafts and everything related to creating things with my own hands. I live in Mallorca where we enjoy raising our wonderful kids and where we have warm weather most of the year, which is a must for me!
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Pili, those churros look awesome!!! Thanks for sharing the secret to crispy churros!! That chocolate sauce looks so delicious! That’s great that it’s healthy too! I’m just glad that the churros aren’t frosted. Haha. 😉 This looks like a wonderful Valentine’s Day breakfast!! 🙂
Thank you so much, Keri!! Both are really delicious, no need for frosting 😉 We have wonderful food here, you should come and visit sometime!
I’ve never heard of a churro maker but I have tried them when I was on holiday in Europe a few years ago – they were delicious (and dipping them in chocolate would make them even yummier!) thanks for sharing in our #OverTheMoon linkup #7 ~ Leanne 🙂
Hi, Leanne. I know, it is not very common because there are not a lot of countries making churros, but it’s the only tool you can use because of the dough. So simple to make but so delicious at the same time!
Thanks so much for visiting!
Pili, they look like the american donuts. So yummy and I especially like how you were able to shape them any way you want. Very pretty to look at and I’m sure even better to eat! And because of the Stevia which I also use very Healthy!! A great breakfast.
I can tell they have nothing to do with the american donuts, they are not sweet (unless you add some sugar on top). We have others which are round shaped instead of star shaped called “porras” which are my favorite! I like the taste of both without the chocolate.
I think Pili, it would be easy to just get over to Mallorca and have these churros with you and your sweet ladies! I’m sure they’d get along great with mine! We love churros but have never made them ourselves! I didn’t even know about the churro maker, that’s cool! And the chocolate, oh my! perfect combination! And I love your place mats by the way 🙂 Great breakfast “casi~vecina”!!!
It would be wonderful! I’m sure they would have a great time, and we would have plenty of time to chat while making some churros haha. The churro maker is a must, really, it’s frustrating making the dough and try to push the cookie presser with no success.
Thanks so much for visiting, que te como con papas fritas!!
nom nom I love churros! I discovered them the first time at costco, I had no idea what they were but they were so yummy! Those had cinnamon and sugar on them but later I had some with chocolate and they were DELISH!! so glad to have the recipe to make my own!
I tried them to on one of our trips to the US but I felt a bit disappointed, nothing to do with the original flavor. Don’t doubt and make your own, you’ll see the difference!!
Oh my, what a decadent breakfast! This would be a dangerous one for me, who loves sweets, to start my day because once I had one I’d want more. I could totally see enjoying this in the evening for dessert. Yummy! What a fun blog hop and now I’m off to see how the others start their day ☺
Then you can come, my little one would join you eating chocolate and you wouldn’t feel guilty haha! Churros are great at any time, here in Spain we have “churrerías” (places where make and sell churros) open all day selling them like crazy.
It is really a fun blog hop, these ladies are lovely and I am grateful to be part of the Club.
Wow Pili, your breadfast looks super yummy. Chocolate for breakfast? Awesome.I am pinning so I can give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.
Only special days, Darlene. Even if it is sugar-free we don’t eat chocolate during the week but, who can resist on Sundays?
Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your visit.
Oh wow Pili these look great and I love the way you have personalised with the initial of your daughters. I love churros and hope to eat more when we visit Spain later in the year. the chocolate looks decadent as well. YUM!!! #lifelovinglinkie
Hi, Sue! We have great churrerías (places that make churros) here in Spain, so you will enjoy a lot! Will you be visiting Mallorca by any chance? If so, let me know!
I’m enjoying this series! I have never heard of this, but it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! Looking forward to following along with you ladies 🙂 What an interesting monthly feature to put together! Pinned and tweeted 🙂
Laurie, I am really glad to hear that you enjoy our series, we’ve had so much fun with this first that can’t imagine how it will be the second! All of them are lovely inside and outside, so it is a honor to me being part of the group.
Regarding the churros, you need to try them! If you don’t feel like making some then you can plan a trip to Spain, you won’t be disappointed!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
It really is! Thanks for visiting, Jess!
Churros have become really popular here in the UK. I’ve tried them a couple of times and they are really nice. Your recipe looks yummy. I think that it would make a perfect treat for valentine’s day. I love the fact you made a heart shape too.
Sally @ Life Loving
Hi, Sally!! Yes, churros are great no matter the day you eat them!
They “churr” look delicious, Pili. I love inheriting well made items from family members. You can now carry on churro making just as your father-in-law did.
Haha, I just make churros on Sundays, but I think I need to show my husband how to make them too 😉
I really love your Int’l Bloggers Club, how fun is this first project. I love seeing how other people do things and their home and with their families. This was a great way for me to see a special breakfast from several corners of the world. Churros and chocolate, even if it’s healthy chocolate, for breakfast gets a thumbs up in my book. I bet the girls really enjoyed this and you may be making this more often if they get their way! Happy valentines day to you all. Xxx
It’s nice to discover other traditions around the world… it is like to travel without leaving your armchair.
We love churros and found out ours are way less fatty than bought ones.
I’ve never made churros but would love to try. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Leigh, once you try them you won’t stop making them. They are really delicious!
Well, you’ve outdone yourself this week Pili. Now I definitely have no excuse to enjoy Churros! Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always great to see you especially when you bring a healthy dessert as nice as churros. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party.
Anne @ Domesblissity
Thank you so much, Anne!! I try to cook in a healthy way but it doesn’t mean it’s not possible to enjoy some treats.
Glad you stopped by!!
Pili we luuuurve Churros. Wait till I tell hubby that these ones are healthy…lol! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week! Mimi xxx
Haha!! I can see you making some for him! He will love you even more 😉
Churros with chocolate…..I’m in heaven! Love the shapes too! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare
Glad to see you again, Hayley! It’s fun to make shapes, I don’t know what professionals would think about them… Anyway these are for us and we like them this way!
I adore churros, I had them a lot when I lived in Gran Canaria with a cortado. I will have to have a go at making these! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
Aren’t they yummy? If you lived here then you know the real churros and their taste. Love Gran Canaria, we have friends there.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ooo. I love Churros, we have them when we are on holiday in Murcia, the little van comes round and we queue up with the kids! Only a holiday treat though as they ones they do are not at all healthy! Yours look amazing, my mouth is watering.
I know, the curros made in the van are yummy but then you feel like you ate a cow. Murcia is a lovely place by the way.