Monday, April 21, 2008

The Hangover Cure

This Saturday just passed found me in the Laundry basement at 2am dancing next to a washing machine with sleeves rolled up and electro-funk blaring from all corners, girls sloshing bottles of Heinekin all over each other and the designated driver grinding up and down my leg with another glass of gin & tonic in hand.
So for the first A.W.E.D event - 'Viva Mexico' I present (and rather befittingly I might add) my hangover cure: churros with chocolate.
Obviously it's not the most logical of methods to ail one's dehydrated body (I suppose what those of us who like to party hard should really be investing in are intravenous drips for non-commercial usage) although the combination of low-GI sugars, dairy and grease together seem to do wonders in taming stomach acidity.. And heck, who can ever say no to dessert for breakfast?

Churros con Chocolate

1 L water
240 g unsalted butter
800 g plain flour
20 g cooking salt
15 g castor sugar
4 whole eggs

In a large pot bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a rolling boil.
Remove from heat and throw in flour immediately, stirring vigorously to combine until it forms a ball.
Place dough in a large bowl and spread out the mix to let it cool down quickly.
When cool enough to touch, crack in the eggs and mix thoroughly with gloved hands.
Pipe out with a size 9 star nozzle into 185ÂșC oil (be wary not to over-fill the fryer as it will bubble up)and deep fry until crisp and golden.

250 ml milk
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cooking salt
150 g dark chocolate
Scald the milk and spices in a medium pot.
Over a low heat, add the salt and chocolate.
Stir continuously with a spatula until completely melted and combined.

1 comment:

  1. aaah! This sounds like a good reason to have a hangover! I loved churros the last time I had churros and it luks simple enough. Thanks for sharing such a delight with us :)


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