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Making Churros...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Capman2k

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    I'm gonna make some churros /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    what is a churros??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    what is a churros??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Ditto /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    what is a churros??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    What ARE Churros you mean?

    It's a Spanish/Mexican pastry type thing... like a fried stick of dough rolled in sugar... Go to Taco John's once in a while and get one... Umm... I don't know where else to get them.. I think the little snack stand place in Target sells them too... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif Lemme find a picture...
     
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    sounds like those cinnamon twist things at taco bell

    we don't have any taco johns around here
     
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    HISTORY LESSON:

    The Churro is an invention of Spain. As with all great products there are competing stories claiming credit for improvising such a delightful pastry. In all ports of call made by the great Spanish explorers of the sixteenth century, the Churro became a local favorite. It was of such popularity that each country now claims authorship. But who can have the honor of making the first Churro?

    In the grasslands of Spain where shepherds tended their flocks they watched over a breed of sheep that provided high quality wool. These shepherds lived a nomadic life and were constantly moving with their sheep. As nomads, they carried only the essentials. Much of their needs came from the sheep. Bread was a special treat but how to prepare it? There were no microwave ovens or ovens of any type. They fried their bread.

    One day during the early years of the second millennia one of these shepherds sprinkled some sugar on the fried bread and that started the product improvement period. Over the ensuing years the shepherds fried bread became star shaped. This allowed the bread to become fully cooked on the inside while giving crispness to the outside. Filled Churros came later, much later.

    When Diego Velasquez sailed to Hispaniola in 1511 (present day Cuba) not only a young Hernando Cortez was on board. This excellent source of wool, milk and food were also getting their sea legs. Along with the men came their favorite pastry the Churro. But what was the name of those sheep?

    They are Churro Sheep of Spain.

    ~Researched by Charlie Starr

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    The Spanish explorer Diego Velasquez came, saw and conquered Hispaniola (current day Cuba) in 1511. He brought with him a young Hernando Cortez and a pastry called Churros. After a passage of seven years, Juan de Grijalva discovered Mexico. The year was 1518. I’m sure the people that lived a very sophisticated life (the Aztec’s) did not know they were lost and in need of discovery.

    Diego immediately appointed Cortez to lead an army to explore Mexico. Along with his army of discovery Cortez brought the Churro to Mexico. Rumor has it that there would not have been the terrible loss of life in the struggle if Cortez had offered a little sweet inducement (bribe, mordida, etc.).

    Perhaps Cortez prized the Churro to greatly and would not share with Montezuma. I know that would make me angry!

    As Cortez traveled north into what is now New Mexico and Arizona circa 1535 AD the fame of the Churro spread. From this Humble beginning the Churro continues to be discovered by people all over the world. Although it has taken you several hundred years to discover Churros we make them fresh every day so they don’t taste that old!

    ~Researched by Charlie Starr

    The only picture I could find of a churro:
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    Usually they're not filled with jelly and crap...
     
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    Wow that didn't work out... They're pretty good, but I made them too thick, and the inside is too uncooked... The inside is supposed to be gooey and all that, but the inside of mine didn't get cooked at all... But I didn't want to fry them longer because they were already brown outside...

    Guess next time I'll make them a lot thinner
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    I've never seen a filled churro before.

    Definately try them though. I thought Taco-Bell sold them as a dessert??
     
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    the twist things i am talking about are a dessert
     
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    the twist things i am talking about are a dessert

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    are the ones cappy talking about a dessert too?
     
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    Churros rock /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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