No escaping that it's World Cup time! A great excuse in our house to make Churros and Hot Chocolate for breakfast.
A few years ago I read a novel 'The Lost Recipe for Happiness' by Barbara O'Neal, set in a restaurant in Colorado, the main character is the (female) head chef with a Mexican upbringing. I loved this book - and I loved the recipes scattered throughout. This recipe - Tansy's Churros - comes from that book. (Tansy was one of the characters in the book who worked in the restaurant kitchen.) I always thought churros would be far too tricky to make, but, thankfully I was wrong. These churros are beautiful. I've made them for family and friends for a decadent weekend breakfast, served with Mayan Hot Chocolate (another recipe from the book), and I'll make them again for a not-so-healthy early morning treat during the World Cup!
I didn't have some of the authentic ingredients listed in the recipes, but my substitutes worked well.
An update: I cooked these churros today (15/6/14). While they are simple to make, you CAN get into a bit of a mess - which is exactly what happened to me! The nozzle of my piping bag popped off, so my lovely 'ribbed' churros were more like great big blobs of donut things! Still tasted great. But oh dear what a mess. Best approach for making these churros is to be well prepared, ready for a bit of a mess, don't fill the piping bag too full, and laugh when it starts to go wrong!?!