225gBramley cooking applespeeled cored and thinly sliced
25gsoft dark brown sugar
small knob of butter
for the salted caramel sauce
50gsoft dark brown sugar
Make the churros
Sift the flour and baking powder together.
Place the water and butter in a large saucepan. Heat, stirring until the butter has melted. Increase the heat and bring to the boil.
Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract, then immediately add the flour in one go and beat to form a smooth thick dough. Set aside while making the sauces.
to make the apple sauce
Place all the ingredients except the cream in saucepan. Cover and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes until the apples are very tender. Beat with a wooden spoon to form a thick puree.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.
to make the salted caramel sauce
Melt the butter in a small pan with the sugar, and stir until the butter and sugar have combined. Add the salt and vanilla extract and then stir in the cream. Transfer to a serving bowl or jug and set aside.
to cook the churros
Mix the caster sugar and ground spice together on a shallow plate.
Spoon the churros dough into a large piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle about 1-2cm wide.
Heat the oil to 180℃ then pipe the dough directly into the oil and use a pair of scissors to snip to the desired length. Fry in batches until golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.
Toss the churros in the spiced sugar and serve with the sauces.
CAUTION: Take extreme care when deep frying. Use a deep fat fryer if you have one. If cooking in a pan, never fill more than one-third full with oil and never leave unattended, even for just a moment. Take care to gently lower the batter and not drop from a height into the the hot oil Recipe Tips If your dough has large air bubbles, is too cold, too wet or if your oil is too hot, or if you drop a churro from too high into hot oil you might get splashes, popping oil, or churros that burst. Keep children away while they cook and protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and keeping your face away from the pan.