I'm a big fan of Mexican and Nancy's a big fan of sugar so today we made churros seeing as it's Cinco de Mayo. I looked at a few recipes online and edited them to make my own quite simple churros recipe for the two of us to make.
In a saucepan over medium heat mix together 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Bring to the boil and remove from heat.
Stir in the floor and mix until you have a ball of dough. Fill a pastry or piping bag (with a star tip preferably) with the dough. Heat 2 cups of vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until it reaches about 190ºc. Pipe the dough into the hot oil cutting off the ends with a scissors or knife (I made mine about 3 inches long). Once cooked (should take 2 or 3 minutes), place on a plate with kitchen paper before rolling in a sugar and cinnamon mix coating.
My sous-chef wanted chocolate on her churros so we made a chocolate sauce with dark chocolate, cream, chilli powder and a pinch of salt.