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Ginger Rum Churros with Milk Chocolate Dipping Sauce

One of the best things about NYC, and Park Slope in particular, is the abundance of streetbooks. Everywhere I go, I find books people have left out on the street for whomever may pass by. A few days after the move, we found an autographed copy of Bobby Flay Cooks American sitting in a box of books out by the curb just a few blocks from the apartment.

When I got home from work this evening, I suddenly realized that I hadn’t put up anything for Sugar High Friday #18: Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker yet. This month’s theme is desserts involving alcohol, as so many of mine do. I wanted to use the new book, and I’m apparently in frying mode this week anyway, so I simply doubled the rum in this recipe and got to work.

Extra fun note: The goblet holding the dipping sauce was another recent find out on a Park Slope stoop.

Ginger Rum Churros with Milk Chocolate Dipping Sauce
For the dough
2 1/2 C water
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C dark rum
For the frying
Canola/vegetable oil
For the sprinkling
For the dipping sauce
16 oz. milk chocolate
1 1/2 C heavy cream

Bring the water, butter, and salt together to boil in a large saucepan. Lower the heat and stir in the flour, ginger, and rum. Transfer the oozing mess into the bowl of your mixer and beat for about a minute, or until smooth. Cover loosely and permit to cool to room temperature.

Once the dough has cooled, fill a pastry bag with it and pipe out the lines that will become your churros. I couldn’t seem to find the right tools, but a large star tip would probably yield far prettier results than mine. There’s a lot of dough, so you may have to do this in two batches.

After the piping and before the frying, make your dipping sauce. Chop up the chocolate finely and place it in a bowl. Heat the cream to a simmer, then pour it over the chocolate. The heat of the cream will melt the chocolate; whisk until smooth.

Fry the churros. Deep frying would probably be ideal, but I did just fine with about half an inch of oil in a saucepan and flipping the churros as each side browned. Drain them on paper towels and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over them. Serve immediately.


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13 Responses to “Ginger Rum Churros with Milk Chocolate Dipping Sauce”

  1. Ivonne says:


    We’re so glad you’re in frying mood! I recently had churros and chocolate at a wonderful Toronto restaurant called Splendido and your dish looks like it could easily top that. Great entry for SHF #18!

  2. Robyn says:

    Damn that looks delicious. I keep wanting churros, but…I don’t buy em. Not many places to get them for one thing. And. Yeah. The last time I saw churros was in a subway, hehe.

    (wants churros)

  3. Danielle says:

    Ivonne – I’ve actually never had churros before I made these. So, I really don’t know how they’d compare! I’m quite curious.

    Robyn – Well, you look like a local. Stop on by. ^^

  4. stacy says:

    I love the street books too! My favourite finds so far are “Bayou Farewell” and eight issues of Cook’s Illustrated.

  5. Danielle says:

    Stacy – My latest was a copy of The Time Traveler’s Wife that I found on Garfield between 6th and 7th this afternoon. I’d been kinda wanting to read that, but kinda not sure it would really be worth picking up, so this was a great find!

  6. What a great and clever idea. have not had something like this
    in so long! Looks very tempting Well done!

  7. bron says:

    Oooh yummy!
    And most decadent, the perfect finger licking dessert to share
    with one’s lover I imagine!! hehehe

  8. wow! looks & sounds seriously delish! i didn’t think churros could be improved upon but ginger rum sounds perfect!

  9. Danielle says:

    Thank you! Sadly, my lover was out of town when I made these, but perhaps next time.

  10. rob says:

    Danielle, your churros bring back fond memories of lazy evenings in Madrid for me. For that, thank you.

  11. Tanna says:

    I am so ready for some chocolate now! That looks so wonderful.

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