Churros are traditionally deep fried, coated in heaps of sugar then dipped into hot chocolate. JimJams have managed to make them healthier without compromising on the taste! Instead of deep frying, they've baked them, then halved the amount of sugar used in a traditional recipe, and by using JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread, significantly reduced the sugar content in the dip.
Healthier Churros with JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread (makes approx. 30)
For the Dough
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
145g plain flour
3 eggs at room temperature
For the coating
2 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
For the dip
1 jar of JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread
Preheat oven to 200°C. Place a sheet of grease-proof paper on a baking tray
In a sauce-pan, add water, brown sugar, salt and butter. As it starts to simmer, whisk in the flour until there are no lumps and a dough ball has formed. Stir the dough around for a minute and then set aside
In a jug, whisk the eggs and vanilla together
Once the dough ball has cooled a little, gradually add the egg mix a little at a time. Stir and mash (should look like mashed potato)
Transfer your dough to a piping bag with a large star nozzle
Squeeze firmly and slowly pipe the dough into finger size lengths onto the grease-proof paper (leave enough space between each for the dough to rise)
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Turn off the oven and leave them in there for 5 minutes (this helps them to keep their shape)
Take the churros straight from the oven and toss them in the coating mixture
Place half a jar of JimJams 83% Less Sugar Chocolate Spread into a microwavable bowl and heat for 30 seconds
Dip the warm churros into the chocolate and enjoy!
Alternatively, enjoy the churros cold. After dipping them in chocolate, transfer to the fridge in an airtight container to firm up. These taste like little chocolate eclairs – yum!
Find Jim Jam's at The Cake & Bake Show this October!