Wednesday 24 September 2014

The Great Blogger Bake Off Episode 8: Advanced Dough

Oh no! It's the quarter finals of the Great British Bake Off already! So that means that The Great Blogger Bake Off is almost over too. Boo! I've really enjoyed joining in this little project, even on the challenging weeks, of which this was one. Churros, in theory, are so easy to make. But I managed to turn them into a somewhat difficult task, and split my piping bag in the process. Hopefully, yours will be better, so here's the recipe.

You will need:
50g butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g self raising flour
500ml sunflower oil
Caster sugar, to dust/flavour

1. Boil the kettle, and add 350ml to the melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl, make a well in the middle, and add the mixture. Beat really quickly with a wooden spoon until there's no lumps. Leave for about 15 minutes to cool.

2. Pour the sunflower oil into a large pan, and heat it up.

3. Cover a baking tray with kitchen roll and sprinkle with caster sugar. Fix a star nozzle onto a piping bag, and add the cooled dough (not too much though or you'll split your piping bag, like me.) Pipe out some strips onto the kitchen roll and roll them around a bit in the sugar.

4. Place the churros in the pan, three at a time, and fry until golden brown and crisp. Put onto the kitchen roll to cool. Sprinkle with some more caster sugar and you're done.

See, easy right? Silly me, making it into a huge task. You can join in for the final two weeks (sob) using the hashtag #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff. See you all next time.



  1. Well done! these are one of my favourites! xxx

  2. Ohhh, in Spain there are entire cafes dedicated to churros and hot chocolate...I never thought of attempting my own! x

  3. It looks so good! I want to try them one day! ;)