Churros and Arabeschi

Menu Part: 
Dessert
Cuisine Type: 
Mexican

This comforting fare from Mexico can stand alone but add the diverse and delicious pairings of PreGel’s Arabeschi® sauces: Coffee Crunch, Pino Pinguino® Chocolate Hazelnut and Fragolissima (Whole Strawberries), and it becomes a fiesta of goodness.

Ingredients

240g milk
3.5g sugar
3.5g salt
112g butter
126g all-purpose flour
240g eggs
50g PreGel 5-Star Chef Pastry Select™ Cinnamon Compound
As desired PreGel Pino Pinguino® Original, Fragolissima (Whole Strawberries) and Coffee Crunch Arabeschi®

Steps

  1. Combine milk, sugar, salt, butter and PreGel 5-Star Chef Pastry Select™ Cinnamon Compound; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in sifted flour; remove from heat and mix well.
  3. Transfer to bowl with paddle attachment; mix on medium speed to cool to 40°C/104°F.
  4. Add room temperature eggs (around 30°C/86°F); do not over mix.
  5. Pipe into fryer; cook until done.
  6. Remove from fryer ; toss in cinnamon sugar mixture and serve warm.
  7. Serve with PreGel Pino Pinguino® Original, Fragolissima (Whole Strawberries) and Coffee Crunch Arabeschi®.

Additional Tips

Additional Tips

You may replace 5-Star Chef Pastry Select™ Cinnamon Compound with PreGel Cinnamon Traditional Paste. Also, any PreGel Arabeschi® can be used for dipping.

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