Saturday, 6 August 2011
One of my new favourite food sites on the internet is food52. It's a brilliant combination of recipes, news, interesting articles and much more, all masterminded by the fantastic Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. It's a great resource - when I was having problems with waffles the kind people of foodpickle helped me sort it out. I've also had great fun reading about The Bib, a knockout tournament for New York restaurants.
They also hold contests each week for recipes on a theme. The winning recipe is then featured in their cookbook. I've been lying in wait for a theme I could work with (flank steak, chili or corn on the cob are not really my area of expertise) and finally this theme came along: Your Best Fair Food.
As a result I spent most of today in the kitchen making batches of churros. When I think of fairground food, they're the first thing I think of. I first made churros last summer by adapting Louise Mellor's recipe (from when she sold churros at Orange County Fair) and became addicted. Today I decided to try out an idea I had a while back of incorporating the cinnamon (and other spices such as nutmeg and cloves) into the paste. After a few trials, I created something I'm proud of.
So, if you'd like to check out my new recipe for spiced churros, head over here.