Some staff at the wonderful Andaz Hotel Liverpool Street have sent us some of their favourite recipes to share with you guys. We conducted a little interview with them to find out where they got their inspiration from!
Churros by Alber
2 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
125g plain flour
2 litres oil for frying
100g caster sugar, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, salt and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Bring to the boil and remove from heat. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.
2. Heat oil for frying in deep-fryer or deep frying pan to 190 C. Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using a pastry bag. Fry until golden; drain on kitchen paper.
3. Combine 100g sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Is there a story behind the recipe?
It comes from my grandmother. We used to do it together when I was a child. I have really good memories about those moments!
Why do you like the recipe?
It reminds me of being back in my home in winter next to the fire place after finishing my school.
What are your favourite foods?
I don’t really have a favourite food, I like to try different kinds of food and London is amazing for that!
Any tips you can offer in relation to this recipe, cooking or food in general?
You have to take “churros” with a cup of good chocolate but the dense one!