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Savoury churros with Castello® pepper whipped cream cheese

Savoury churros with Castello® pepper whipped cream cheese

Cook 30 mins 4 portions

Gone are the days when churros were just a sweet affair. Our savoury churros are imbued with the earthy notes of thyme and chives. Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft within, these golden delights are a revelation. Paired with the spicy and smooth Castello® pepper whipped cream cheese, this recipe transforms the humble churro into a sophisticated appetizer or snack that is sure to impress.

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  • 200 ml wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme, finely chopped
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • oil
  • Castello® Pepper Whipped Cream Cheese


1. In a large bowl, combine wheat flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and herbs.

2. Pour in the boiling water and stir the batter until it forms a thicker dough.

3. Spoon the dough into a piping bag, preferably with a star nozzle.

4. Pipe the dough into approximately 5 cm long pieces directly into the hot oil.

5. Deep fry the churros for about 3-5 minutes until they are cooked through and turn golden brown.

6. Once cooked, let the churros drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.

7. Serve with whipped pepper cream cheese on the side.

Savoury churros with thyme and chives

Imagine biting into a golden, crispy churro that surprises your taste buds with a burst of herbs and pepper. This is not your ordinary sweet treat. Thyme and chives add an earthy depth that ensures every bite is a delightful blend of crispiness and aromatic herbs. And to enhance this rich experience, you can serve the churros with velvety pepper whipped cream cheese. Each mouthful promises a harmonious balance of savoury flavours with a slight kick from the pepper cream cheese. We have plenty more recipes for you to try out. How about bagels with Castello® pepper whipped cream cheese, bacon, egg, and avocado? Or Belgian waffles with Castello® original whipped cream cheese? They are easy to make and very delicious.

Experiment with other flavours

While thyme and chives make a classic combination, you can just as easily experiment with other herbs such as rosemary, dill, or parsley. These fresh herbs can add distinct flavours, making each churro a new taste adventure. You can also pair them with different dips, like our original whipped cream cheese or garlic whipped cream cheese to enhance the flavour further.

Tips & Tricks

If you ever crave a switch, try making a sweet version of these churros. Serve with Castello® original whipped cream cheese and a drizzle of honey for a harmonious blend of sweet and creamy.

Tips & Tricks

When frying your churros, achieving a golden-brown hue is key. A good indicator that your churros are done is that they float to the surface and take on that rich golden shade.

Tips & Tricks

Also, ensure your oil is at the right temperature – too hot and your churros might burn quickly, too cold and they might turn soggy.

  • How to add flavour to churros?

    If you want to add flavour to your churros, you can infuse the dough with finely chopped herbs, aromatic spices, or citrus zest. These additions add a burst of flavour to every crunchy bite.

  • What is a good dipping sauce for savoury churros?

    A pepper cream cheese pairs well with savoury churros. The velvety, creamy texture and the subtle peppery kick complement the crispy bites perfectly.

  • How to serve savoury churros?

    Serve them fresh and warm with a generous side of whipped cream cheese with pepper for dipping. It ensures that every bite is a delightful blend of crispiness and creamy richness.