Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yummy Quote of the Day.....

This morning while watching KTLA's morning news I heard the sweetest quote....

"Churros in the morning and a moonbeam at night makes the day perfect."  That, my friends, was from Pat Sajak from Wheel of Fortune.  He was describing his perfect little life which consists of filming a bunch of Wheel shows all in a row and having many days off.  In fact, he said his family doesn't even think he works!  LOL......can I have his job?   While I am busy working today, will you make me some churros?  I'll supply the cocoa and moonbeam tonight!


Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Vegetable oil, for deep frying

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 stick butter

1 cup water

2 teaspoons sugar*

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 orange, zested

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg*

4 eggs


Fill a deep-fryer or large Dutch oven halfway with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a large shallow bowl, set aside.

Combine the butter, water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once it has come to a boil, lower to a medium heat and add the flour, orange zest and nutmeg, stirring constantly until it comes away from the pan and it forms a ball. Transfer dough to a bowl and use an electric mixer to help cool it off. At this point you can whisk in the eggs, 1 at a time, until it becomes a smooth batter. Transfer the mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Working in batches, carefully pipe 4-inch long ribbons directly into the hot oil to fry. Fry until golden, turning if necessary, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with tongs and drain on paper towels. Transfer the churros into the sugar/cinnamon mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately while still warm.

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