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Churros with chilli sugar & caramel sauce

For the full effect, serve with a small cup of thick, rich hot chocolate.
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Freshly cooked churros, the classic Spanish doughnuts, rolled in chilli sugar and dipped in caramel sauce while still warm make a spectacular dessert.

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Chilli sugar
Caramel sauce


1.To make the chilli sugar, process chilli until fine; add sugar, process until combined. Transfer to a plate.
2.To make the caramel sauce. Stir sugar and the water in a small saucepan over low heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil; boil without stirring, until golden. Taking care as the mixture will splutter, add cream; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat; cool.
3.Bring butter and the water to the boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt; beat with a wooden spoon over high heat until mixture comes away from base and side of pan and forms a smooth ball.
4.Transfer mixture to a small bowl of an electric mixer; beat in eggs, one at a time, with vanilla seeds and cinnamon until mixture is glossy. Spoon pastry mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm (¾-inch) fluted tube.
5.Fill a large saucepan or deep fryer one-third full with oil; heat to 180°C/350°F (or until a cube of bread turns golden in 10 seconds). Pipe dough, in 10cm (4-inch) lengths, in batches, into oil (cut off lengths with a knife). Deep-fry churros for 4 minutes, turning halfway through, or until browned and cooked through. Drain on paper towel; immediately toss in chilli sugar. Transfer to a tray, cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining dough and chilli sugar.
6.Serve churros with caramel sauce.

You can use 1 teaspoon chilli flakes instead of the dried chillies, but you will still need to process the mixture.


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