Thursday, September 29, 2011

An Afternoon with Churros con Chocolate

The week's done, chores complete, everything's ok. Nothing like a leisurely weekend afternoon. And to make it even better, have some Churros con Chocolate to complete the weekend. And there's one place to enjoy the best, the one that started it all  forty-eight years ago. At Dulcinea, they still continue to make Churros the same way since 1963.

How can one simple snack made of flour, water and salt remain a favorite in a fast-changing culinary landscape? Consistency. Dulcinea's Churros con Chocolate still tastes exactly the same as the Dude's parents remember it, and the same as the first time I tasted it as a child.  It's comforting to know that at least some of the good things don't change...

Deep fried in corn oil and formed into a loop with the distinctive ridges piped from a star-shaped churrera, these crisp, golden delicacies are best served with the traditional rich, creamy, thick and dark Spanish Chocolate. Dunking churros in chocolate is part of the fun and experience. The rich chocolate perfectly combines with the light, deep-fried churros, delivering a taste that immediately transports you back to younger days. For P 98 bucks (less than $2), you can indulge yourself with a traditional Spanish treat. Being deep-fried though, I will have to take it a little easy...and make sure I take my meds...

And here's how to start the fun. Break off a piece...

...dunk it in the thick, creamy and rich Spanish chocolate...

...wait 'till the ridges are coated...and enjoy. Taken alone, the churros are quite bland, but paired with the chocolate...awesome!

After the churros, take some time to just relax and let the cholesterol settle...the Dude had the place all to himself. Perfect.

Today, there are many varieties of Churros sold in carts within malls, which include cinnamon sprinkled versions shaped like thin breadsticks. But none make the cut. This is the Dude's pick for traditional I patiently wait for the next weekend.

Dulcinea is located at the Greenhills Shopping Center.

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  1. Trying really hard not to drool right now--I go completely crazy for Churros. They're hard to find where I live, but whenever I DO find a place… nothing stands in the way.

  2. Hi Nicole! Just had it last weekend and I'm seriously thinking of doing it again this doc won't be happy! Thanks Nicole!

  3. Mmmmmmm, this looks amazing. I can almost smell the churros! I've only had churros with cinnamon sugar. Dipping them in chocolate seems like a much better idea, since I love chocolate. I have a big jar of Nutella, will that work? :)

  4. hey Ducky! I think Nutella would be great with Churros! That's a great idea, will have to try that myself. Thanks Ducky!

  5. Oh boy that sure looks yummy!!! Can I just lick the cup clean after I finish the double dipping allowed :)

  6. Hi Shari, thanks for dropping by! That chocolate is really something else, it would be a shame to leave anything on the cup! Great to hear from you!

  7. This is an addictive treat. I have had them at fairs and coffee shops before. I am glad I am not by Dulcinea, too much of a temptation-just like your photos!

  8. Hello Tina, I often try to resist the temptation but sometimes the body is weak...thanks again Tina!

  9. oh man those churros are calling my name. I want.
    By the way, thanks for stopping by, and totally love the name of your blog!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets

  10. Hello Aimee, thanks, you just made the Dude's day with your comment on the blog name! These churros are amazing, a deceptively simple indulgence. Thanks again, Aimee!

  11. They looked pretty yummy, but when I saw the cup of melted chocolate, I started salivating. Nice one.

  12. hey FlexYourFood, thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked it!

  13. I want churros now with my coffee ... for breakfast :-)
    I know it sounds crazy but this is how I feel. The photos are amazing, especially the last one, with the chocolate.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

  14. Hi Anita, I think churros are great anytime of day! Looking forward to sharing more posts with you. Thanks for dropping by!

  15. what a yummy treat :-) Visiting from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    1. Definitely a delicious afternoon treat, thanks for visiting!


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