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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