Usually when I go home to Miami, which is about once a year, we have a breakfast tradition: my grandmother usually makes churros. Churros are long strings of fried dough topped with sugar. Usually this treat is eaten along with a cup of hot chocolate... perfect for the weather we've been having lately. When I was little my mom used to stop by a famous Miami landmark called "la palma" where there was a walk-up window that you'd order your food at. They'd give us one of those brown paper bags used for school lunches filled with churros for one dollar. The bag had little grease spots, but when you're a kid you don't worry about stuff like that. That was our Friday treat. Those were the days! La Palma used to make the churros fresh back in those days, but now they buy them frozen and they're just not the same according to my grandfather. Now he just complains and my grandmother ends up making them herself. This was what I ate for my first breakfast in Miami. They were gone as soon as they hit the plate.
Ingredients for the churros:
2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 pinch salt
1 pinch sugar
canola oil for frying
Bring the liquid to a boil and add the flour. Blend well and allow this mixture to cool before putting into the churro maker (which is really a glorified cookie press). Then drop the churros into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar.
Everyone enjoying fresh churros!
My brother, Eric, couldn't let the last little piece go to waste!