Mini Churros with Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

INGRIDSTEVENS
14Ingredients
40Minutes
830Calories

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • chocolate
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 cup dulce de leche (plus more for topping)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken in half)
  • whipped cream (for topping)
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    Directions

    1. Make the churros: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch star tip; set aside. Combine 1 cup water, the butter, shortening, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and the salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon, then reduce the heat to low and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly, then transfer the dough to the pastry bag. Pipe 1-inch logs onto the prepared baking sheet, using kitchen shears to snip off each piece (you should have 26 to 28 churros). Let rest at room temperature, about 20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, make the hot chocolate: Bring the milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate, dulce de leche and cinnamon stick. Cook, stirring, until the chocolate melts and the mixture is combined, about 2 minutes. Cover and keep warm over low heat.
    3. Fry the churros: Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large pot until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360 degrees F. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar and ground cinnamon in a large bowl. Working in three batches, fry the churros until golden and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet. Let cool about 5 minutes, then add to the cinnamon sugar and toss to coat.
    4. Remove the cinnamon stick from the hot chocolate and divide among mugs. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with dulce de leche. Serve with the churros.

    NutritionView More

    830Calories
    Sodium26% DV620mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein29% DV15g
    Carbs42% DV126g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories830Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat1g
    Cholesterol35mg12%
    Sodium620mg26%
    Potassium610mg17%
    Protein15g29%
    Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate126g42%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars88g176%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C4%
    Calcium40%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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