Churros: Horchataria Santa Catalina Valencia

Spain has a very rich and appreciated culinary culture. Besides the famous Paella valenciana, here you can taste something special and distinctive, such as “los churros”. What are they? Let’s to discover their secret!

They’re simple, traditional, nothing more than a flour,  water and salt dough, fried in abundant oil and served at the moment with a sprinkle of sugar.

Their origin is not so clear at all. One theory suggests that they were prepared by Spanish shepherds in place of fresh bakery goods. Churro paste was easy to make and fry in an open fire in the mountains, where shepherds spent most of their time.
Another theory is that they were brought to Europe by the Portuguese from China where they had tasted the youtiao, a fried and salty dough of golden color. It would be these same sailors who changed salt for sugar and, when they arrived in the Spanish coasts, the recipe became popular.

How to prepare Churros

If you want to delight yourself with these sweets, maybe sipping a hot chocolate, don’t miss this ancient and traditional cafe Horchatería Santa Catalina: a typical place which has been working for 200 years in order to offer his guests the best.

Entry of Horchateria de Santa Catalina in Valencia

Door detail

Tiles and mosaics will you welcome in a very warm room where fast and efficient   waiters will you serve in a while. You can take a sit in one of the chatacteristic tables and enjoy your tasty breakfast or snack.

Chocolate and Churros

In this same cafe you can taste barley-water too: a typical cold and refreshing drink loved in Spain, particularly popular in the Valencian community and in the Murcia region, Alicante above all.

So, if you want to know this country’s traditions turning yourself into a real visitor, hurry up! “Los churros” are waiting for you!

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