Recipe: Sweet Churros Pizza

SWEET CHURROS PIZZA

Churros is a sweet doughnut like dessert that has captured the hearts of so many. You usually dip it into molten hot chocolate but what if it formed the base of a sweet pizza?! That's what we've done here. Yes. We went there. We've topped our churros pizza with nutella, hazelnuts, white chocolate and raspberries. YUM.

Ingredients

  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • 200 g good quality white chocolate
  • 100 g nutella
  • 1 handful hazelnuts
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 l vegetable oil
  • 150 g raspberries
  • 1/2 bunch mint
Make the Base

Step 1

Make The Base

Sieve both flours and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk the olive oil and boiling water together and slowly pour into the well, beating furiously so that there are no lumps but you have a thick paste. Scoop all of the batter into a piping bag with a star nozzle and then pipe a spiral circle onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Freeze for a few hours, until the base is solid.

Caramelise the White Choc

Step 2

Caramelise The White Choc

Meanwhile preheat the oven to 120ºC. Chop up the white chocolate and lay it out over a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, then roughly spread it over the baking tray and bake for another 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Pour it into a jar or bowl and leave it to set.

Coat the Nuts

Step 3

Coat The Nuts

Grab a small saucepan and tip in the sugar. Pour in just enough water to cover it and put it over a medium-high heat. Let it bubble without stirring until it turn a deep golden brown, then take it off the heat. Add the hazelnuts and swirl them around. Leave the caramel to set slightly for a few minutes before removing the nuts and leaving them to set on a silicon mat or greaseproof paper.

Cook the Base

Step 4

Cook The Base

Preheat a large saucepan of oil to 210ºC. Only fill half full and never leave it unattended. Very gently lower the churros base into the oil and fry for 5 minutes, very carefully turning halfway through. Tip sugar over a tray and transfer the churros base to the tray. Cover it in the sugar while it’s still warm.

Add the Toppings

Step 5

Add The Toppings

Spread the Nutella over the base, then scatter over the broken up white chocolate and raspberries. Place the caramel hazelnuts around the pizza and finish with a few mint leaves. Serves 4

Hungry for more? Try one of these!