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Vanilla Bean Mini Churros

Vanilla Bean Mini Churros

Vanilla beans are a wonderful ingredient to use when baking and I love using them in everything from cakes to chocolates. After working with vanilla beans, I always toss the leftover beans in a container of sugar. This is how I make vanilla bean sugar (you can make it with un-used beans, as well), which I use for topping muffins, oatmeal and just about anything ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Baked Churros

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Baked Churros

I find churros to be just about irresistible, especially when they are served with a chocolate dipping sauce. Churros are typically deep fried, but did you know it is possible to make a baked version of this popular pastry? Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for Baked Churros. They’re made with a choux pastry and baked in the oven until ... Read More »

Churro Maker

Churro Maker

It is hard to beat a fresh batch of churros, whether you’re enjoying them at a theme park or whipping up a batch in your own kitchen. Since homemade churros tend to be fresher than those you’ll find while you’re out (unless you happen to be in Spain or visiting a restaurant like XOCO in Chicago), it is worth learning to make themĀ if you are ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros, reviewed

Trader Joe's Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros, reviewed

Churros have been a favorite treat of mine since childhood. Unlike cookies and cupcakes, which were relatively easy to come by on a daily basis, churros were the sort of treat that you could only find at the fair or at Disneyland. I’ll often stop by a churro stand when I spot one, no matter where in the world I am, and have been known ... Read More »

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots

Cinnamon Sugar Knots

I just might be addicted to these easy-to-make Cinnamon Sugar Knots. The bread knots start out with homemade pizza dough, which is generously doused with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar before serving. You can find similar rolls served at some pizzerias, as it is a great way to use up leftover dough, but you can’t beat a homemade batch that is fresh from the oven. ... Read More »

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Decadent Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauces

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Chocolate Dipping Sauces

When I entertain during the holidays, I like to make desserts that are shareable to enjoy with my friends and family. To me, a “shareable” dessert includes an element of interactivity that you don’t get from a plate of cookies or cupcakes. While you certainly can’t go wrong with a batch of freshly baked holiday cookies, you get a complete different experience when you and ... Read More »

Chocolateria San Gines, Madrid, Spain

Nicole eating Churros

Chocolateria San Gines is hidden away on a very small street near the Opera metro stop in Madrid, Spain. It’s not easy to see from the main street, since the entrance is actually tucked around a corner, but fortunately there is a bright neon sign mounted on the wall so that passersby will know where they’re going, even if they can’t see the sign above ... Read More »

Churros con Chocolate

Churros frying

In Madrid, there is one dessert place that is a must-visit destination. That is Chocolateria San Gines. This chocolate shop has one specialty and that is Churros con Chocolate. The chocolate is thick, rich and pudding-like, and the churros are light and crisp. The combination is pretty much the only thing on the menu and the waiters tend to assume that this is what you ... Read More »

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