This is Churros con chocolate, a fried dough pastry-based snack dipped in thick, hot chocolate, and is a great favourite with Spaniards for breakfast.
Churros are typically fried until they become crunchy, and may be sprinkled with sugar. The surface of a churro is ridged due to having been piped from a churrera, a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle.
Try them – they´re delicious!
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This reminds me of spending a week of mornings in Barcelona hunting for fresh churros to have with hot chocolate — and never finding any! I don’t know what happened, I don’t think the Spanish wake up earlier than Americans; I don’t think all the bakeries were on strike; we had a Barcelona native hunting with us and he couldn’t figure it out either! Your wonderful photos bring back the frustration.
Fortunately, in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico years later there was an Argentinian café where one could get churros and Spanish-style hot chocolate.
I wonder if you were out churros-hunting a little early in the day? Around here, churros is available during the late morning and often during the evenings.
Aha! I think you’ve hit it, Marianne.
Next time —
….you MUST try them!
oh my, what a treat, completely new to me …. maybe next trip to Europe will have to include Spain 🙂
Oh yes, you MUST include Spain in your next trip. You haven’t done Europe if you haven’t been to Spain and tried the churros! 🙂
Oh yum! I’ve heard so much of this Spanish treat, but I’ve never had it. Sounds a bit rich for breakfast, though… 🙂
It’s not the kind of thing I could tuck into at 6.30am, but if I’m not particularly hungry when I get up, it’s yummy to look forward to for elevensies after an hour or two in the garden! 🙂
We had Spanish chocolate last night but with magdalenas – perfect for the cold!
Yummy! Is that English cold or Spanish cold, Tanya?
Oh, this looks too divinely decadent, Marianne. You really made my mouth water. 🙂
Churros are great – but we have them only as an odd treat. They are very decadent!
I can see that. 🙂
I love churros. back home, in Argentina, churros are very popular and so tasty! You can get regular ones, stuffed with dulce de leche or with crema pastelera (a thick custard) and/or covered in chocolate. I never ate churros in Spain but I’m sure they are delicious too. I have tried churros in parts of the US and Canada but I didn’t care for them, too soft and bland. Ours are crunchy like the ones in your photos.
My kingdom for a churro! 🙂
OH yes, they have to be crunchy, don’t they Ana?
I’ve only had the plain ones but I bet the flavoured ones are good too, though not also dipped in thick chocolate!!
When I lived in Spain, I loved having churros y chocolate…thanks for the sweet memory!
Glad to have reminded you and thanks for taking the time to let me know.
This is a nice calorie boost first thing in the morning 😀 Exquisite shot, Marianne!
Mmmmm quite a few calories there, Paula, I have to admit!
I think the only times I had churros and chocolate were on the way home from late nights out in Barcelona so I suppose they counted as breakfast in a way. I’ve never had that thick chocolate anywhere else, although churros are popular in Portugal, too. There’s usually at least one stand at any fair or big market.
They don’t always get the chocolate as thick as I like, and it’s just not the same with thin chocolate!
Do you just eat the churros on their own in Portugal then, Julie?
Very tasty on a cold and frosty morning!
I feel so deprived, Marianne. I’ve never had churros. The only time I’ve seen them is from street vendors and they do not look anything like these that you’ve photographed — and there certainly wasn’t any rich, chocolate sauce for dipping. Had there been, I’d be writing an entirely different comment right now. 🙂
Now you have me on a quest for churros with chocolate sauce. It sounds too good to pass up any longer.
You could look out for frozen churros – you might find them. They might also be known as porras. The hot chocolate I like really thick, and I make it with chocolate powder from the supermarket until it’s too thick to drink.
I am drooling all over my computer screen……………
I wondered what that slurping noise was! lol
Si! Churros y chocolate! YUM! A decadently rich breakfast that only tastes delicious in Spain … right, Marianne? I wouldn’t consider eating it anywhere else, but there it is a must for me. Mmm- I can taste those photos!
I must admit, I’ve not had it anywhere else but in Spain, but the ones in the photo were frozen churros I popped under the grill and thick, home-made hot chocolate, just how I like it.
I don’t think I could eat this… far too rich for me, especially for breakfast… but they look look divine 🙂
It’s not something I could eat every day – but every once-in-a-while is a delicious treat!
That looks so delicious! Hot chocolate would be good right about now… 🙂
Hot chocolate is always good, isn’t it? 🙂
I’ll be right over 🙂
…and you would be most welcome, Jennifer. 🙂
Come on down – there’s plenty for everyone!