Baked Churros

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Believe it or not, I only had my first ever churro a few of months ago (*cue gasps*!) and boy have I been missing out! Who wouldn’t love mini doughnut type sticks rolled in cinnamon powder & sugar, dipped in hot, melted chocolate? Now that I have your attention (and your mouth watering), let’s talk how to make these beauties…

Now these aren’t the traditional churros, which are fried, as my (failing) attempt at healthy eating self said to research some recipes that baked the churros instead of frying them. Half the guilt but double the consumption! I found a few recipes & combined them to make my own.

baked churros recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup of unsalted butter

1 cup plain flour

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

sugar

ground cinnamon

baked churros recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees & heat the grill to 180 degrees
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix together 1 cup of water, the light brown sugar and salt. Add the butter and place over a medium heat. Heat until all the butter has melted and it starts to boil, then remove from heat.
  3. Add flour to the mixture and stir until it clumps together & no more flour can be seen.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the eggs & vanilla extract and add to the flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon, until it forms a dough-like texture.
  5. Transfer dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe churros onto baking trays lined with parchment paper.
  6. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. As these are baked, the churros may be less crispy than if they were fried, so to crisp them up, pop them under the grill for a couple of minutes.
  8. While they cook away, in a bowl mixture together sugar and cinnamon (to your taste) and roll them in this, while they are still hot.
  9. Consume with melted chocolate.

baked churros recipe

A quick trip to Cambridge

cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge springThere’s nothing like a quick trip to Cambridge on a random sunny Saturday right? Who can resist wandering the churches, colleges & cobbled streets when its just an hour away?! Sometimes I think we Londoners forget that life outside of London does exist, as we’re so wrapped up in exploring different areas of the capital, we forget about the rest of the country. However, the last couple of years, I have been trying to make an effort to see more of our beautiful country and Cambridge has always been one of my favourite cities, amongst Bath & Edinburgh.

So, here are some snaps I took in Cambridge last weekend, where I sent a couple of hours walking around the markets, staring at the clever university graduates posing in their Hogwarts-like gowns around the colleges & obviously taking hundreds of pictures of the architecture and spring cherry blossoms…an Instagrammer’s dream!cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring cambridge spring

Dressing like a Victorian

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Blog friends! It has sure been while since I posted on CCLD & the reason is that lately I feel like I’ve lost my blogging mojo slightly, so didn’t want to post anything just for the sake of it. However reading some of my favourite blogs in the last few weeks has inspired me to start posting regularly on here again, so keep your eyes peeled for future posts!

As you can probably tell by these pictures, once you’re out of practice taking OOTD’s, posing becomes awkward & you clearly forget how to even stand like a human being! This explains my awkward ‘holding-the-hat’ pose that I have adopted in almost every picture *monkey covering his eyes emoji* . The pictures were taken on a Sunday spent wandering one of my favourite spots in London, Hampstead, so I decided to make use of the cute cottages & pubs & take some outfit pictures.

Asos victorian dress Asos victorian dresshampstead houses Asos victorian dressdress – Asos | boots – Asos | bowler hat – Topshop (all very old, sorry!)

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