By:Â Allana Mortell
In a city of thirteen million people with over 20,000 restaurants to choose from, there are still some days I find myself unsure of what I want to eat. I’ll walk by a restaurant and browse the menu, but end up leaving because I either need to “save my pennies” or realistically, look for something quick, cheap and on-the-go. Â And since my sweet tooth always overpowers my other taste buds, I often find myself wandering the streets, running after that distinctive smell of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Enter, the churro.
With their crisp, shimmering, golden-brown outsides and soft, gooey insides, the churro is a characteristic Spanish dessert whose popularity has enormously grown over the past years.Â A typical churro is made from the basics – flour, water, sugar, eggs and vanilla – however, their shape is all unique. After being piped from a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle, the pastry dough is then lightly fried in vegetable oil and finished off with a traditional coating of cinnamon and sugar. Read More