The best churros I ever had were in the town of San Antonio in Ibiza Spain. A churro, often referred to a Spanish donut, is a fried dough pastry snack. There are two types of churros in Spain, one which is thin (and sometimes knotted) and the other which is long and thick. They are both normally eaten for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate or café con leche. In my opinion, it makes for a great snack ANYTIME of the day!
Although I’ve tasted many churros throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Spanish-speaking countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, I’ve never experienced the making of the churro….until San Antonio. This experience added to the excitement of enjoying the delicious treat.
Churros are typically fried until they become crunchy, and may be sprinkled with sugar. The dough is a mixture of flour, water and salt. The surface of a churro is ridged due to having been piped from a churrera, a syringe with a star-shaped nozzle. Churros are generally prisms in shape, and may be straight, curled or spirally twisted.
We bought our churros from a churrería (churro stand/churro maker) on the street overlooking the beautiful Port Magnus. We knew the churros had to be good here since all the locals seemed to be flocking here. The cutest husband and wife team owned this stand. We watched with excitement and anticipation for our churros to be made by the husband. We ordered a “wheel” thinking we would get 2-4 churros to share, but to our delight wound up with like 10 individual churros once the wheel was cut in pieces.
It was a delicious and memorable experience in Ibiza and best of all we got to enjoy our churros (maybe a little too much) along the harbor. The pictures say it all!!!
If you can’t get to San Antonio, the next best option in Chicago is at XOCO. You can get them for $1.50 each or $3.75 for 3. Get them with along with hot chocolate! You can’t go wrong!Pin It