In honor of Cinco de Mayo we wanted to so something totally fun and easy so that we can all have a reason to celebrate our neighbours from the south. We found a fun way to make those amazing sweet treats, it’s easy and sooo yummy.
Cinco de Mayo is recognize in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy. SO let’s start the celebrations!
5 minutes churros
Before we start, we just want to say how surprise we were at the taste of these faux churros. They are not the doughy texture that you might be use to, but for a 5 minutes quick fix they are delicious and with the mexican warm chocolate sauce; it’s a perfect match made in heaven. It was a total success to the kids and adults and so happy to share it with you. Enjoy!
- 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Take thawed puff pastry sheets and cut into 3/4 inch-wide strips. I twisted mine because I like the look but you can leave them as is.
- Place strips on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon.
- When golden, remove from oven, brush with butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Let stand on a wire rack 5 minutes or until dry.
Note: If you also have a chance to put your hand on the Churros mix, it is a bit more traditional but still easier then making them from scratch. You can get it online here.
Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- 1 pkg of baker’s chocolate chips semi-sweet*
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- In a double melted, melt chocolate chips until they are smooth then add cinnamon and cayenne pepper (you can adjust spices to taste). You also make it in the microwave in 20 seconds interval and mixing it in between.
- Serve right away.
- Take the churros, dip it in the sauce, open wide and….humhummm told you!
*I tried to find Mexican chocolate for the dip but I couldn’t, if you do, then just melt your chocolate and serve (lucky ones!)
¡Buen provencho y feliz Cinco de Mayo!