Churros with spiced chilli chocolate

October 26, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Churros with spiced chilli chocolate recipe

Churros with spiced chilli chocolate are a Mexican favourite. Who can resist golden bites sprinkled in sugary goodness? The richness of chocolate is perfect with the pastry, and a kick of chilli is a welcome surprise.

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Churros with spiced chilli chocolate

Serves: 4 - 6
Cooking Time: 45 mins


  • 250ml (1 cup) water
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 120g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 1,25ml (¼ tsp) salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • ½ red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • icing sugar, to dust



Combine the water and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until the butter melts and remove from heat.


Add the flour and salt and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined and the dough comes away from the side of the saucepan. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.


Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon the dough into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm-diameter fluted nozzle.


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Using a small, sharp knife to cut the dough, pipe four 10cm lengths into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.


Melt the chocolate in the microwave on medium heat and add the chilli.


Dust the churros with icing sugar and serve with chilli chocolate.


To drink: These are a treat for breakfast when teamed with a strong, bitter espresso.



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