This isn’t an I’ve-got-all-my-posh-baking-equipment-and-am-showing-off-my-skills kind of post today. This is an it-was-late-I-was-visiting-home-without-my-stuff-and-needed-something-to-insulate-against-the-cold kind of post! In fact I have to confess to a few days in a row of late-night scoff sessions including pancakes, popcorn and doughnuts. But in my defense I’m blaming the One Show. A doctor, in answer to the question what should we be eating in this kind of snowy weather, replied that fatty food is a good idea! So there’s my excuse. I’ve got plenty more too if that one doesn’t hold up…
I was scrolling through my twitter feed while snuggled up with a duvet and a spaniel in front of the tv last night and Delicious Magazine’s feed suggested churros and chocolate… Who could resist? I was a little dubious of the 30 minute preparation time, and I would suggest that it takes slightly more especially if it’s your first go at making them.
Other than that they’re fairly easy! Without a thermometer to check my oil temperature mine were a little undercooked in the middle. Naturally be careful with a pan of hot oil- I only use a couple of cm deep, and used to keep a damp teatowel handy in case of catching fire when I first did this, to throw over if necessary.
Also I would highly recommend hazelnut hot chocolate to accompany… A divine combination!
I hope everyone is keeping warm and eating enough in this cold! And that you’re able to enjoy the snow a little too… Having spent the weekend in the Cotswolds in deep snow I’m not sure there’s anywhere more beautiful I could have been!