Churros

It wasn’t until I decided to make these I realised how easy they were to make. This recipe makes quite a lot so it is time consuming when frying but most definitely worth it. Combined with a Chocolate and Dulce de Leche sauce these sweet treats are addicting. And if you’re not a huge fan of cinnamon simply adjust the amount, I don’t mind cinnamon but it is perfect with these.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk

  • ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 1 cup flour

  • 2 eggs

  • Frying oil

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 large bar of Milk Chocolate
  • Cream

Method

  1. In a saucepan add the milk, butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar
  2. Remove from heat when bubbles start to form and add all the flour all, stirring constantly
  3. Cook the dough until it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and forms a smooth ball
  4. Allow it to cool and mix in the eggs
  5. Place the dough into a piping bag with a large flower nozzle
  6. Squeeze the bag over the hot oil cutting with scissors at desired length
  7. Fry in hot oil until golden brown, coat with the mixture of cinnamon and sugar
  8. For the chocolate sauce melt the cream and chocolate together on a low heat
  9. For the Dulce de Leche put the can of condensed milk in simmering water for 2-4 hours.

These churros taste delicious, with a crispy edge and a soft warm centre, they taste great on they’re own but both sauces make it even better. They’re ideal if there is a lot of people as it makes enough for around 6-8 people.

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Oreo Nutella Cheesecake

The combination of Nutella and Oreo is one of my favourites. An Oreo base, a smooth mascarpone and creamy Nutella, topped with an Oreo crunch, what more could you want. I’d made this cheesecake previously just minus the Nutella layer and was in love with it. But after watching different video’s I was inspired to add a Nutella layer and now its one of my top desserts to make. I was looking for a filling that wasn’t overly Oreo-fied, so I decided on combining mascarpone with cream cheese and here are the results.


Ingredients:

  • 2x Original Oreos
  • 1x Double Stuffed Oreos
  • 200g Cream Cheese
  • 200g Mascarpone
  • 50g Nutella
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 20g Icing Sugar

Method:

  1. Take one pack of double stuffed Oreos and scooped the inside into a separate bowl
  2. Add the biscuits to a bag with a packet of original Oreos and smash into small pieces
  3. Combine with butter then press into a lined tin to create the base, refrigerate
  4. Next, melt the Oreo filling and add the mascarpone and cream cheese
  5. Combine with a hand mixer adding icing sugar and a dash of vanilla extract
  6. Once combined remove half into a separate bowl and add Nutella
  7. Smooth on top of the base one layer at a time
  8. Finish with crushed Oreos round the edge and refrigerate to set

I’m a huge fan of Oreos and Nutella so what better combination but I also don’t like things too sweet and this has the right balance. To serve I like to cut some strawberries add a little lemon and sugar and leave to release juices, just add on top. Alternatively it tastes good on its own. Enjoy!