It’s my daughters 18th birthday tomorrow and of course she has a special request for her birthday cake.
In my country “Uruguay” we have this wonderful treat called “Churros“! They can be made hollow inside as well as regular with a dusting of confectioners sugar, dipped in chocolate, etc… I want to say its our version of the American Funnel Cake!
Anyway, on this occasion I will be making churros at home for the first time, and I am making the hollow ones as the birthday girl wants them filled with Dulce de Leche.
So I started of by making the dough which is very simple.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of water
- 2 1/2 tbs sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
Measure the flour, I made this recipe X 3 to have enough as I wasn’t sure how many I would get out of the above recipe.
Bring the water, sugar, salt and oil to a boil and then just add to the flour. Mix together, dough will be sticky and not very nice to handle.
Of course I happened to know way in advance that I was going to make this cake, so I had ordered this wonderful handy dandy gadget called a Churrera which worked like a charm 🙂
Fill a deep casserole with about 1 1/2 inches of oil and make sure its piping hot before you start frying the churros.
Into the oil they went until they were nice and golden and then onto a paper towel to drain off. As you can see from the below picture, they are nicely hollow inside, perfect to fill with a filling of your choice.
Once they had cooled off a bit I piped Dulce de Leche into them.
Then used the outside ring of one of my cake pans to keep them in place, wrapped a lovely ribbon around it and all done.
A little dusting of confectioners sugar and some gold leaves finished off this birthday treat <3
Happy Birthday my princess…