22 October 2008
We once visited the German Christmas market in Cologne a few years ago, a fabulous experience, very festive with a strong aroma of mulled wine floating around the market. In Spain, or at least Andalucia the aroma is chocolate, welcome to the land of "Churros"
So what are churros? Imagine a pancake in the shape of a stick, churros are basicly batter or pancake mix deep fried. Normally you will be served them in a wrap of paper and 6 sticks is usually regarded as a serving for one.
How to eat them.... This is the good bit! In winter time especially churros are eaten with hot chocolate. The chocolate is called "Chocolate a la Taza" and is quite sweet and very thick, if your churro stands upright in the chocolate and gently falls to the side of the glass it is the right consistency.
Make your own churros
So next time you are visiting Spain have a peak in the markets - if there is someone whisking away in a catering van stop by and observe the art of making churros, or simply follow the wonderful aroma of hot chocolate...