Monday, February 2, 2009

Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding and Puff Pastry Churros

After doing all the puddings for the Mexican American Border Cooking blog, I realized I hadn't made one for the chocolate blog. My bad! So what better refreshing chocolate pudding than one with cinnamon?

Then, I was inspired with this wonderful Puff Pastry Churro recipe posted by Anudivya from…and a little bit more. Churros are so popular here in El Paso and I know they have grown in popularity across the states. But this recipe was so unique to me that I had to try it. Despite their deliciousness, churros are still fried. These puff pastry delights by Anudivya are baked and have the same cinnamon-sugar flavor that are particular to churros. Give them a try. They really are good.

The little heart in the pudding is made from a flour tortilla. I just used a cookie cutter and baked these as well then coated them with a little cinnamon sugar as well. Enjoy.

Cinnamon-Chocolate Pudding

2 cups milk
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping Shavings of Abuelita Mexican Chocolate

Beat milk, pudding mix and cinnamon with whisk 2 min.
Stir in COOL WHIP.
Spoon into dessert dishes.
Sprinkle with some shavings made from Abuelitas Mexican Chocolate.

Mini Churros - Baked Vs Fried
(by Anudivya)

Puff pastry sheets
1 tspSugar
1/4 cup (They don't take up so much sugar, it is only for coating, you will have some left over)Eggwash
flour - To dust

Method:Thaw out pastry sheets according to package instructions. It should be at room temperature or slightly still cold.Preheat oven to 400 F.Mix cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and keep them ready.Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.Unfold the sheet, dust a little All purpose flour if need be and roll out slightly.Cut into thin strips of desired lengths. I did mine about 3 inches long and 1 inch thick.Brush beaten egg on both sides roughly. Coat with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.Lay them on the cookie sheet with little space in between them so that they can puff up.Bake at 400F till slightly golden brown on top.


Gloria Chadwick said...

Everything looks so good and I love the tortilla heart. :) I'm going to have to try the baked churros -- much healthier than frying. Hugs.

Chef E said...

I just watched an 'Unwrapped' show on how some companies make churros, and they were not even close to this healthy, I also like the heart, nice touch to my beloved chocolate!

The Blonde Duck said...

Delicious, as always!

Reeni♥ said...

The chocolate pudding looks so rich and decadent!! Love the little heart. What a great idea to bake the Churros, they look yummy!

Maria said...

GReat dessert ideas for Valentine's day Teresa! Thanks for the tips!

Ben said...

Puff pastry churros? Brilliant! I just made a fresh batch of puff pastry and need to try these! Thanks for the recipe my friend :)

Megan said...

Chocolate and cinnamon go togeather like hugs and kisses! Souns like a great pudding! Love the churros.

Nazarina A said...

I have definitely bookmarked your delicious baked churros recipe. Yummy! That chocolate pudding is a perfect accompaniment! I have made churros before but a fried one!

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Megan said...

Teresa, I hope you like the tenderloin as much as we did. Let me know! OK? :)

Dazy said...

Delicious looking and delicious tasting and quite simple to make! I've never made this before. This is pure delight and I'm sure to make them again.


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