Welsh Churros Recipe

Welsh Churros Recipe

Ingredients:

– Churros:

  • 150ml Water
  • 20g Sugar
  • 40g Butter
  • 110g Plain flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • Cinnamon mixed with some Castor Sugar for dredging.

– Choc sauce:

  • 50g Dark chocolate (70% or higher)
  • 25g Sugar
  • 120ml Milk
  • A few drops of Almond or Orange Essence or whatevs
  • 5g Cornflour mixed with 10ml water.

Method:

– Churros:

  • Place water, sugar, butter in saucepan, bring to boil, when the sugar has dissolved and the butter melted, turn the heat off immediately.
  • Mix in the flour (all in one go) and beat until you have a smooth ball of paste that leaves the sides of the saucepan clean.
  • Add one egg.
  • Beat mixture until smooth then add the other egg. Beat until the paste is smooth and glossy.
  • Heat frying oil to 180. Pipe mixture into oil in lengths of your choosing. Fry until dark golden.
  • Remove from oil and drain on kitchen paper.
  • While still warm dredge in castor sugar and cinnamon.

– Chocolate sauce:

  • Place chocolate, sugar and milk into saucepan.
  • Slowly heat until sugar has dissolved and chocolate melted.
  • Add a few drops of almond essence or flavouring of choice.
  • Bring to a soft boil then add the cornflour/water mixture stirring vigorously to prevent formation of lumps.
  • Once thick and glossy remove from heat.

A no-faff chocolate sauce can be made by slowly heating and stirring chopped up Mars Bars and a little drop of milk.

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The National Trust are opening for FREE during Coronavirus Pandemic!

National Trust Founding Words

We think this is bloody marvelous, bravo The National Trust!
In a statement earlier today The National Trust said they will be working hard to keep gardens and parklands open to the public free of charge. Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak this is welcome news indeed. People will be able to get exercise and fresh air with plenty of social distancing space.

The official statement:

“The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority.

Following the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday 16 March the National Trust’s Director-General Hilary McGrady said that our pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafés and shops, will close by this Friday 20 March.

We’ll work, where possible, to keep as many of our gardens and parklands open, free of charge, alongside coast and countryside, to encourage the nation to enjoy open space, while observing social distancing measures.

Hilary McGrady said: “The National Trust was founded 125 years ago for the benefit of the entire nation. We want to honour our mission – to enable people and nature to thrive. Over the coming weeks we will do all that we can to keep on providing public benefit through caring for places and giving people access wherever possible.

While we will close our indoor areas to help fight the spread of coronavirus, we recognise that people are likely to need access to open space.””

See the original statement here.

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The National Trust are opening for FREE during Coronavirus Pandemic!

National Trust Founding Words

We think this is bloody marvelous, bravo The National Trust!
In a statement earlier today The National Trust said they will be working hard to keep gardens and parklands open to the public free of charge. Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak this is welcome news indeed. People will be able to get exercise and fresh air with plenty of social distancing space.

The official statement:

“The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority.

Following the Prime Minister’s advice on Monday 16 March the National Trust’s Director-General Hilary McGrady said that our pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafés and shops, will close by this Friday 20 March.

We’ll work, where possible, to keep as many of our gardens and parklands open, free of charge, alongside coast and countryside, to encourage the nation to enjoy open space, while observing social distancing measures.

Hilary McGrady said: “The National Trust was founded 125 years ago for the benefit of the entire nation. We want to honour our mission – to enable people and nature to thrive. Over the coming weeks we will do all that we can to keep on providing public benefit through caring for places and giving people access wherever possible.

While we will close our indoor areas to help fight the spread of coronavirus, we recognise that people are likely to need access to open space.””

See the original statement here.

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COVID-19 Coasteering Update

As you can probably imagine the adventure and tourism industry in Pembrokeshire, Wales and further afield has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and resultant govt guidelines with regards to unnecessary travel and social distancing.
It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel all March and April activities with Celtic Quest Coasteering. We feel it would be irresponsible to continue gathering folks together for an activity that is very hands on and potentially within each others personal space.
We are still taking bookings (on our sexy new booking system!) for further into the summer, decisions on whether they go ahead will be made nearer the time.
Don’t forget we offer Coasteering Gift Cards, again available on our online coasteering gateway! A great way to purchase now and join us after the Rona cloud has passed.
We are applying an extension to the expiry date of new vouchers and more importantly those already purchased. If you hold a voucher that was due to expire this summer, it is now extended until Oct 2021!!


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2020 Wales’ Year of Outdoors

Wales marketing campaign, 2020 will be the year of Outdoors. Year of Outdoors will celebrate Wales' outstanding natural landscapes which are alive with world-leading adventure and a distinctive, contemporary culture.

Year of Outdoors will celebrate Wales‘ outstanding natural landscapes which are alive with world-leading adventure and a distinctive, contemporary culture. The 870 mile Coastal Path; 3 National Parks; 600 Castles; Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty and Dark Sky Reserves – are all set to be enjoyed in 2020.

Go outdoors, get active, get wet, get muddy, swim, run, walk, sleep, stroll, ride, just do something or stop still, do nothing and just take it all inside…outside!!

We’re taking on the challenge of getting outdoors every day in 2020. That’s 366 outdoors experiences, it could be coasteering, dog walking, surfing, diving, exploring a local historical site, checking out a new beach, playing sports, mowing the lawn, who knows. As long as it’s outdoors and we get a pic to shout about then it will count!

Follow our adventures across social media with hashtags #366outdoors #yearofoutdoors and of course get yourself outdoors!

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