Churros con chocolate - a type of Spanish doughnut-like pastry, crisp and light, deep fried in hot oil, sprinkled with far too much white sugar and then dipped into the thickest, richest hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted – don’t mind if I do!
Being the conscientious blogger (read greedy cow) that I am, I have painstakingly trailed the churro cafes or Churrerias of Gran Canaria searching for the best churros this island has to offer.
I’ve hauled my sorry and rapidly expanding ass, from bar to bar, saying NO to housework and NO to work, so that I can say, with a sugary hand on heart, this my friend is the best damn churro this island has to offer!
And I’ve found it!
At a gas station café, with décor not touched since the 60’s, on the main road in a ramshackle fishing village called Arguineguin, in the south of Gran Canaria – it’s so retro it’s almost cool… almost.
Of course, if you can’t nip over here for a bag of stupidly cheap churros, a serving for approximately ten people costs €4, there is a fab recipe right here.
I admit I’ve never made my own, to be honest I can’t be arsed… this is my treat.
Sunday mornings with my children, dipping churros in chocolate, smiling, laughing and not giving a toss if our breakfast is as unhealthy as hell, feels pretty damn great!
Naturally my children are by-passing the crusty rolls with tortilla and garlic mayo and are getting stuck right in to the churros, to be frank, who can blame them!
Now carefully, so as not to knock off the requisite sugar, dunk and swirl.
Apply to face.
And exit gas station cafe, shame faced over churros carnage…
As you may know from reading this post, I’m crazy about a great breakfast, so tell me about you fav early morning chow so I can sip my morning coffee, sigh and salivate accordingly!