Nutmeg Churros

Yes you are right! The recipe has nutmeg in it, but will it taste the same?

This well loved Mexican dessert is becoming popular all throughout the world. Many variations come up, yet its authentic crisp outer shell and soft, chewy inside remained the same.

The power of this spice, will double your expectations about this dessert.

This simple recipe will make you love churros even more!

Makes about: 15 pieces

Preparation time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • (240 ml) 1 cup Milk
  • (120 g) ½ cup Butter
  • (60 g) ¼ cup White Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • (5 g) 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 400 ml Canola Oil (for deep frying)
  • White cream (dip)

Equipments:

  • Large pot
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring spoon
  • Piping Bag and Tip
  • Medium-sized pot (for frying)

Procedure:

  1. In a large pot, set the fire to medium heat. Combine milk, butter, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Stir continuously and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat, then add the flour. Keep stirring until the flour mixture forms a ball.
  3. Transfer the flour mixture to a large mixing bowl. Set and aside and cool completely.
  4. Add the eggs to the mixture one at a time, and the vanilla extract. Mix completely.
  5. In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil for frying the churros. Put the flour mixture in a piping bag with a star tip inside.
  6. Pipe the batter into the hot oil for about 4 inches size. Fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel/using a kitchen strainer.
  7. Serve on a plate together with a dip.

Notes:

  • Use the best ingredients
  • Keep stirring the milk to avoid skin formation
  • Do not add the eggs when the dough is still hot
  • If desire, roll the drained churros in sugar with cinnamon.
  • Since the mixture is sticky, you can chill it before frying, with your desired shape and sizes

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/cinnamon-churros-with-mexican-chocolate-dipping-sauce-recipe.html

Video: Nutmeg Churros

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How is the spice connected to the theme Rainbow?

Just like how the hue of colors on a rainbow blends into each other, Nutmeg goes well in either sweet or savory dishes. Although for some, the spice might be a little bit strong in flavor, but it enhances and brings out the flavor of the dish. It is also good on dairy-based items, such as in making sweet sauces and desserts.

The health benefits of nutmeg come from Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Vitamins A & C, B-vitamins, Folate, and Flavonoid antioxidants which are essential for optimum health. It is also good for the stimulation of the brain, cell production, heart rate and blood pressure control.

Nutmeg can also be combined with other spices such as Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves and Ginger. The spice will enhance the flavors of the other spices used with it and makes a flavourful combination out of it and adds up kick to the dish.

 

Sources:

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/nutmeg.html

http://foodfacts.mercola.com/nutmeg.html

7 Cool Nutmeg Facts

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———– BELLE NAVARRETE ♔ ———–

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