02.23.2015

Chocolate with Churros

Chocolate con churros

Chocolate con churros in San Ginés

Well, well, it’s been ages, I know, life got in the way but I’m back. Nothing too exciting has happened during this time except for being super busy at work and for the 2.5 weeks we spent in Madrid. That was fun, and I wish we could do it more often.

We went to visit family and friends during the holidays, and we had missed them sooooo much. I wish I could show you pictures, but I barely took any. Yes, I brought the big camera. No, I really didn’t use it. The thing is, since we spent most of our time with our friends, we didn’t really go out sightseeing. Even if we had gone to see other places, although I always enjoy the surroundings, I always forget to take pictures. I should get better at that.

Anyways, one of the things I do there, non-stop, is eat. I think we didn’t have any vegetables for a week, seriously, I’m not joking! One of the best foods you can have for breakfast or afternoon snack (or for lunch, dinner, I won’t judge) in Spain is chocolate with churros “chocolate con churros“. At this point, everybody knows what they are, but you will never know what you are missing until you try them in Spain, so there’s your excuse to get on a plane. The chocolate is so thick that, in my mother-in-law’s words, “you could put a spoon in the mug and it would stay up straight”. This is a little bit of an overstatement, unless my sister makes the chocolate. Then, yes, the spoon will stay up. You can make the chocolate at home, actually we always get the bars and bring them back here, but not the churros, that requires more work. Back in the day you could find the chocolate with churros pretty much everywhere, but unfortunately, nowadays there are less and less places where they make the churros. I remember, when I was young, going to the churrería (churro store) to buy them for breakfast on Sunday mornings, while my grandma or my mom would make the chocolate.

Spanish Chocolate

New Year’s Day breakfast – take-out chocolate with churros, yum!

Lucky for us, we stayed at my sister’s who lives in a little town in the mountains (sierra) of Madrid. Turns out that this little town has one incredible restaurant, or bar as we call it, that makes chocolate with churros to go. Unheard of for Spaniards, especially for us, the ones who left a long time ago. Needless to say, we order quite a few times from there. I have no words to describe how delicious that chocolate was.

Chocolateria San Gines

Chocolatería San Ginés and my mini model

If you ever go to Madrid don’t miss San Ginés, photo above, and indulge in their chocolate with churros. Be careful, they are addictive.

Comments

  1. Glad you are back and you had great time in Spain! Love churros!