I was planning to start posting today about our laundry room

but last night we got a little distracted making chocolate and churros.


In other words I didn’t have the time to get my post ready…

that’s what happens when you are eating goodies with your family!


For me churros are all about memories and tradition.

Churros have to be the official Spanish Treat!

Actually you can find churrerias { Churro Shops } and Churro Carts pretty much in every city of Spain.

Chocolate con Churros a Madrid

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One of the oldest Spanish traditions is to have churros and chocolate on New Year’s Day for breakfast.

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After celebrating La Noche Vieja { the old night } what we call here  New Years Eve,

Spaniards gather in front of these carts and “churrerias” to eat this special treat.

If you want the best churros and the best hot chocolate ever you must visit Madrid!




Spain’s HOT Chocolate is super thick.

It is almost like a hot pudding where you dip your churros.



This is how I make it here using ingredients from our beautiful USA.

1 Quart of 2% Milk + 1 Cup Of 2% Milk 

4 Tb Unsweetened Cocoa

1/2  Cup Sugar or more to taste.

2 Tb Corn Starch.


{ You can substitute the cornstarch for two packages of Chocolate Maizena.

You can find it at Wal-Mart over at the Hispanic Food isle. 

This is what you are looking for.}


Dissolve the contents of the envelope or the corn starch in one cup of cold milk.

Stir the cold milk mixture into 1 quart of boiling milk.

Add the sugar and continue boiling for about 2 minutes over slow heat stirring constantly.

You’ll notice it will start getting thick and even thicker as it cools down.





Churros are super easy to make and kids love them!

1 cup water

2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter.

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 quarts oil for frying



1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water,

2 1/2 tablespoons sugar,  salt and 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine.

Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball.

Spoon the mixture right away into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. 

{ It is easier to work with the dough while it is hot }

Heat oil for frying in deep-fryer or deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Pipe strips of dough into hot oil using the pastry bag.

They will fry until golden in just a minute or so.

Drain your churros on paper towels.



Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

Roll drained churros in cinnamon and sugar mixture.


Serve the churros while hot with the HOT chocolate.

Dip it, share it, eat it and love it!



Happy Memorial Day!