How to make Oreo Churros


When SAVineShare included a pairing of Leopard’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and Oreo cookies in a Budget pairing for #Januworry, we thought it was a fun idea, but summer in the Western Cape calls for Sauvignon Blanc and sushi and we passed on the red wine and chocolate combo.

But warming up a Winelands Winter is no easy feat and suddenly we revisited this idea. We tried it and… it works! The classic and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon usually served with leg of lamb, now pairs with a fun cookie famous for twist, lick and dunk? Who would have thought?!

Ingredients

36 oreos
2 cups water
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar, divided (1/3 cup for batter,
2/3 cup to roll churros in)
1 cup flour
2 eggs
Oil for frying
1 cup double cream

Instructions

Separate the cookies and the filling into two bowls.
Process the cookies to a fine crumb in a food processor.
Into a pot, place water, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and bring to a boil.
Add the flour and Oreo crumbs.
Whisk together until fully combined.
Add two eggs and whisk together again.
In a piping bag with a large star tip, pipe 12cm sections onto a pan lined with parchment paper.


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