Churros

Country: China —- > Spain and Portugal and eventually all of Latin America

Story: Invented in China, eventually Churros moved to Spain and Portugal, who brought the recipe to Latin America. Churros can either be thin and sometimes knotted, or long and thick, where they are known as porras in some regions. They are normally eaten for breakfast, dipped in champurrado, hot chocolate, dulce de leche or café con leche. Sugar is often sprinkled on top. Churros are fried until they become crunchy. The surface of a churro is ridged due to having been piped from a churrera, a syringe-like tool with a star-shaped nozzle.

Preparation: The churros are fried to order and then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar mixture. They are served with blackberry sauce, dulce de leche and chocolate sauce.