I love churros! Well, more specifically these Vanilla Bean Churros filled with Chocolate Sauce…
Although originally from Spain, churros are a very popular treat in much of South America, including in Brazil. The difference is that in Brazil they are not dipped in chocolate sauce but rather are stuffed inside with either a chocolate sauce filling or with other filling flavors such as guava sauce, dulce de leche, chocolate sauce, etc. They are often sold and enjoyed as a dessert snack on the streets, at mall kiosks, or in cafés.
They have come to be one of my children’s favorite snacks — because of their mild sweetness and, of course, their delicious crunchiness. Besides being economical and a real crowd-pleaser, churros are perfect to eat with a cup of milk – just like cookies.
To make these Spanish doughnuts tastier, I have added vanilla bean to the original recipe. Since they are filled with chocolate sauce (Brazilian-style) instead of dipped in it (Spanish-style), I am categorizing these churros with chocolate sauce as Brazilian.
I hope you enjoy them with a good cup of café com leite (café au lait).