Growing up in Spain, churros are a food that takes me back to my childhood. My sister was visiting me last week and brought a block of 'chocolate de la taza' with her.  We decided making churros was in order.  I'm glad we did.  They were delicious !

125ml water
125ml whole milk
110g butter
pinch salt
2 pinches sugar
150g bread flour
3 eggs
canola oil, for frying

Bring water, milk, butter, sugar and salt to the boil in a medium saucepan. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until it comes together into a smooth ball.

Mix this ball in an electric mixer and mix on meduim low speed. When most of the steam has evaporated, add the eggs one at a time. Mix until it comes together. It should be thick and smooth.

Transfer, in batches, to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.

In a wide pan that has tall sides, fill with canola oil about 3 inches deep. Heat it til a wooden spoon stuck spoon side up in the oil has bubbles around it. Pipe the batter into the oil and cut with scissors. Fry them until golden brown. Remove the churros from the oil and sprinkle with sugar. Serve immediately with spanish hot chocolate.

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