Do you remember our collaboration “More Than Just Dessert” with food and lifestyle photographer Carli Diaz and a bunch of tasty food spots? If you do – gold star for you! And if ya don’t, as you might’ve guessed, the collaboration resulted in lots of desserts which were not only big in flavor, but big in impact too.
In the past, we’ve shown ya how to make desserts like chocolate fritters, chocolate mousse and even chocolate profiteroles! But, during these uncertain times, we wanted to share something extra fun to make: Xurro fries! Plus, this recipe from 180 Xurros uses some ingredients that might be easier to find at your local grocer right now.
2 cups flour
1 tblsp salt
2 cups hot water
Tony’s Hot Fudge
2 ¼ tblsp coconut oil
1 cup + 2 ½ tblsp coconut cream
½ cup corn syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
3 ¼ tblsp cocoa powder
¾ of a big Tony’s Chocolonely milk chocolate bar (think everything left of the Tony’s name + that chunk)
1 small Tony’s Chocolonely dark chocolate bar
1 tsp vanilla
Coconut caramel sauce
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
¾ cups coconut cream
¼ cup coconut oil
First things first, let’s get those sauces ready..
Tony's hot fudge:
Whipping up some Tony’s hot fudge starts with combining all of the ingredients except for the chocolate and vanilla. Bring all the other ingredients to a simmer for 5 minutes in a medium saucepan, and make sure it’s all melted.
Once it’s ooey gooey, take your saucepan off the heat and add your chocolate and vanilla, stirring it plenty to melt that chocolate down.
Hint hint: serving it warm is extra tasty!
Coconut caramel sauce:
To get a start on the coconut caramel, you’ll want to heat the water and sugar together in a small saucepan until it reaches a light amber color. You know the one. Then add the coconut cream to the mixture, reducing the heat slightly.
Finally, go ahead and remove your saucepan from the heat and add the coconut oil. And just like that you’ve got coconut caramel sauce ready for the drizzling!
Now it's time for the xurro fries..
You’ll want to start by boiling your 2 cups of water in a medium sized pot. Once it's hot and bubbly, add your flour and salt, mixing ‘em until they’re well combined. Then take a break (you deserve it) and let the dough sit for 15 minutes.
Done waiting? Sweet! Now that you and your dough are nice and rested, start forming your xurros fries. You can make ‘em look however ya like, but to make them into fries, go ahead and leave those little rollsstraight. The next step is heating up your oil and frying those xurros to cripsy yumminess! That is to say about 90 seconds on each side over medium heat.
After frying up all of your xurros, drizzle ‘em with plenty of chocolate and caramel sauce and eh.. You're ready to enjoy! Bonus points if you only use the oil you need (about 2 inches) and recycle what’s leftover from frying your xurros!