1 MINUTE CHURROS RECIPE

Churros are pastries in the shape of a “big spaghetti” or a sweet elongated doughnut; they can be prepared in less than 1 minute.

Easy and quick to prepare, these delicious pastries of Spanish origin are usually eaten with a thick hot chocolate (chocolate con churros).

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 1 minute
Rest time :
Cook time : 4 mins
Total time : 5 mins
Yield : 6 servings
1.2 cup (150 g) flour 
1 pinch of salt
1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
1 teaspoon of mild olive oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh cream
2/3 cup (120 g) dark chocolate chips 

Steps :

  • Heat the frying oil.
  • In a bowl, sift the flour.
  • Add 1 pinch of salt, boiling water and olive oil.
  • Mix with a spatula until you obtain a homogeneous paste.
  • Place in a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip.
  • Form churros and brown in very hot oil.
  • Brown and place on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with sugar if necessary.
  • In a bowl, pour the hot whipping cream over the dark chocolate chips.
  • Stir until you have a chocolate sauce.
  • Pour into a small bowl.
  • Serve churros with chocolate sauce and enjoy.

Quote :

“Happiness is in the kitchen.”

Paul Bocuse

EASY DONUT RECIPE

A doughnut or donut is a type of leavened fried dough.
Various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. Doughnuts may also include water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil, shortening, and natural or artificial flavors.
The two most common types are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. Once fried, doughnuts may be glazed with a sugar icing, spread with icing or chocolate on top, or topped with powdered sugar, cinnamon, sprinkles or fruit. Doughnuts are often accompanied by coffee, but can also be paired with milk.

The first donuts would have arrived in America in the 17th century with settlers from the Netherlands and their deep fried doughnut balls. The introduction of the donut is also claimed in the XVIIIe century by Quebeckers and Louisians.

The following recipe is an easy and delicious one.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 10 min
Cook time : 20 min
Rest time : 2 hours
Total time : 2 hours 30 min
Yield : 6 servings
3 cups flour 
1/3 cup powdered sugar 
3 tbsp melted butter
1 cup milk (at room temperature)
2 eggs
1 tbsp baker’s yeast
3 cups oil
1 to 2 pinches of salt 

Preparation :

  • In a large bowl, stir in yeast and milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and half the flour for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the rest of the flour little by little while stirring constantly.
  • Knead for 5 min until the dough becomes homogeneous and elastic.
  • Place in a container covered with a damp cloth.
  • Let the dough rise during 1 h at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Place the ball of dough on a slightly floured work surface and spread it on 0.4 inch thick.
  • Detail the donuts with a special or round cookie cutter, forgetting to make the hole in the middle.
  • Leave to rest on a lightly floured tea towel for 1 hour at room temperature or 25 min in the oven at 85° F so that they double in size.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan to 350° F.
  • Cook the donuts 45 sec on each side.
  • Sweeten, glaze or stuff the donuts.
  • Enjoy !

5 MINUTE LOW FAT DONUTS

5 minute low fat donuts are small cakes made of flour, water, sugar, oil, yeast, vanilla and icing sugar.

Easy and quick to prepare, light, without butter, oil, eggs or milk, they are perfect for daytime snacks.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 5 min
Rest time : –
Cook time : 8 min
Total time : 13 min
Yield : about 20 donuts
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water (at room temperature)
1/3 cup caster sugar
1.5 tbsp oil
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
icing sugar

Preparation :

  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 320° F.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract.
  • Mix lightly then add oil and water.
  • Whisk quickly then pour the batter into the donut baking pans.
  • Bake during 8 at 10 min.
  • Do not allow too much browning and do the toothpick test before removing them from the oven.
  • Let cool on a rack and unmold when cold.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy !