Saturday, August 14, 2010

Churros

Okay, so we tried something new; churros! It's like...the Spanish equivalent to a doughnut. :) It's actually very good! So.....here's the recipe:

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yields 2-3 servings

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • oil for frying 
  • several Tbsp granulated sugar to sprinkle or honey*

* we used confectioner sugar to sprinkle on it. :)

Pour vegetable oil, such as canola or corn oil into a large, heavy bottomed frying pan. Make sure there is about 2 inches of oil in the pan to cover the churros. There should be enough oil so that they float freely while frying. Set the pan aside.

In a medium sauce pan, pour 1 cup of water. Add oil, salt, sugar and stir. Bring water to a boil.

While waiting for water to boil, dry the cup used to measure the water and use it to measure flour, since it is necessary to have equal parts flour and water. Pour flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl and add baking powder and stir.

Once water boils, remove sauce pan and begin heating oil in frying pan.

Slowly pour boiling water from saucepan into flour mixture - stirring constantly with a fork until it is a smooth dough without lumps.

Note: dough should not be a runny like batter, but rather a sticky smooth dough.

Spoon dough into a large cookie press or pastry bag. (We just used a plastic baggy and cut a hole in the corner of it.)

Carefully squeeze dough into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spatula or long-handled fork. Place on paper towel to drain.

Once drained, cut into manageable lengths. Sprinkle with sugar or drizzle with honey and serve!

Very tasty and very easy!


Note: I didn't take the picture; it was taken from Google Images. :)

Random Photos

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Update Photos on Max

Okay! Long time coming in photos for Max. I've had a couple of friends demanding at knife point that I post some....okay...well...not knife point. =)
Anyway, here they are! The little guy is growing like a weed, and his baby-coat is vanishing like mist. (You can see the black spots!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pictures from Birthday

These are a few pictures taken the night before my birthday; we always take pictures then!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cat # 6!!

Yes...we have another cat. This adorable fur-ball showed up at our door Saturday evening. Actually, we had heard a cat meowing, thought it was our cat Lemon, and I went down into the woods to find him. Turns out, there was the little thing sitting in the middle of the road, and it came running up to me. So cute! I took it up to the house, and it's been outside ever since; dad said we could keep it if it stays outside! We're pretty sure it's a girl, so we named her Shina. (Note: Name may be liable to change if we found out it's a boy!) Shina means "good" or "virtuous". She's so cute!!!
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Friends Visit

The other week some good friends of mine came over to visit. Their names are Sarah and Heather, and they demanded some of the photos we took be put up on my blog! =D So, dear friends, here they are!

New Car!

Last week we went down to GA to pick up a car that we bought from our grandma. It's a Nissan Altima and is REALLY cool! (Although I'd prefer black...:) At any rate, it's really nice, and a smooth ride! Here's some pictures: