So, Valentine’s Day today and hmm … what can be sweeter than sharing sweet tapas with your sweetie? My son and I love going to this Spanish chocolateria, which serves the best churros in town. On very indulgent times, we would order the chocolate tapas and share it between us two, though often he would have most of what’s on the plate. We love churros dipped in melted dark chocolate. And of course the decadent morsels and brownies and fresh strawberries on the plate with the churros. We haven’t been there for some time so I thought today on Valentine’s Day, I’ll prepare sweet treats tapas to share with the boys, hubby and son that is.
I know I have said how I love baking brownies the most. Thought I’d share my favorite brownie recipe.
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- 150g butter
- 300g dark eating chocolate
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cup dark choco bits
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup macadamias, toasted and chopped coarsely
- 1 tbs cocoa powder and icing sugar, to dust
Preheat oven to moderate (180C degrees). Grease a 19cm x 29cm rectangular pan and line bottom and two opposite sides with baking paper. I shared a tip on how I easily line a pan with baking paper in my earlier post The Rainbow Cake Challenge , see if you find it useful as well.
If you want to make your own Churros, I found this recipe from a Mexican cookbook.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbs granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 lime or lemon
- oil for frying
Bring the water, sugar and salt to the boil. Remove from heat and add the flour.
Pour the oil into a deep pan and add half the lemon or lime, then heat the oil to 190C degrees or until a cube of day-old bread added to the oil browns in 30-60 seconds.
Now for the fun part, arrange brownies and churros on plate with melted chocolate. You can serve fresh strawberries and pretzels and marshmallows as well.