On a journey to explore what could possibly be the most delicious dessert in town, churros are always going to be a top favourite. Today is your lucky day because we're diving into the world of churros, how they came to be and all the different ways they're served. But, most importantly, we're hooking you up with ways to get some of the best in town delivered straight to your door.
Churros may have been invented by the Chinese
Did you ever wonder where churros were born? The origins of churros are actually pretty unclear - some say they may have been created by Spanish shepherds over open fires in the mountains, while others suggest that the Portuguese brought an earlier version of them from China to Europe.
It's possible, indeed: they transported some pretty interesting culinary techniques with them from Ming Dynasty China, including dough for youtiao - also known as Chinese cruller. It's said that this straight sweet then made its way to Spain, where it evolved into today's churros, taking on the iconic star-shape we know and love.
The churro has changed a lot since then…
The culinary world has gotten increasingly creative with classic pastries, but that's no reason to stop enjoying them in their simplest forms. The churro is a simple dough that's fried until crunchy on the outside and relatively soft and moist on the inside. It's typically sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and enjoyed with a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning.
For an authentic Spanish churro in its timeless glory, you need to hit up the Cowch Dessert Bar. A freshly-baked, golden brown, melt-in-your-mouth treat from the guys there will make you understand just why churros rose to popularity in the first place.
If you love the Spanish take on churros, you'll also have to check out Las Iguanas' teardrop-shaped, churros loops. Order three and guzzle them all by yourself or grab a half dozen for the ultimate bouquet of sweetness to share with a loved one.
Exciting Modern Churro Modifications? Absolutely.
Of course, these aren't the only changes we've been blessed with when it comes to the churro: with each year that goes by, a new food trend is sure to take over. One you won't be able to live without is Spanish Doughnuts El Churro Café's Churro Shake. This thick caramel milkshake is topped with whipped cream for an added burst of indulgence. And, of course, they top it off with a large sugar-coated churro. Yum!
Think it can't get more creative than that? Then you haven't tried Chocolateria San Churro's Cookie Butter Filled Churros. Yes, you heard right! This churro is just one of many crazy options served at this spot dedicated to the addictive dessert.
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