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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Farne Islands diving with seals 2019

We get loads of seals on the Pembrokeshire coast, especially in the autumn. Having heard fellow divers rave about diving with the playful sea bears, we joined a trip with our dive club (Bay Divers).
We were not disappointed!
Five dives over three days, accommodation exceed our low expectations (2 star hotel), drive was worth it (a little over 9 hours from Westest Wales!).

Bay Divers
Swansea based, the club head out west to Pembrokeshire quite regularly for weekend diving, run pool sessions twice a week and organise trips all over the world.
Having done a couple of PADI and RAID courses with these guys we can give a first hand recommendation. Karl has a great team of instructors but equally a bonkers club of divers to join for a dive, bbq, indian or beer! Years of knowledge and experience, a smattering of novices and even some kids along for the diving on this occasion. A fantastic weekend spent with a fab bunch of folks.

Sovereign Diving
They know the dive sites and can spot the playful seals, dropped us in the right spot every time! The boat is awesome. Spacious, though it wasn’t full, there were 18 of us. Toilets on board, helpful crew and a hot drink at the ready. The seals are super cheeky nibbling fins and indeed fingers! I have no doubt we’ll be back for more.

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Safari Tents – Glamping with hot tubs!

We had a fantastic time testing the Safari Tents – Glamping with hot tubs at Celtic Holiday Parks – Noble Court, Narberth Pembrokeshire.
The glamping accommodation is fantastic, with a selection of capacities from couples to families of up to 6 people. Stunning location, with superb quality facilities, kitchen area, bathroom and most importantly a water feature with every tent! We couldn’t resist a quick dip in a hot tub.

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Testing the giant furniture at Celtic Holiday Parks

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Man Points – Swimming Outdoors in the Winter

Man Points - Swimming Outdoors in the Winter

MEN – You’ll get x40 Man Points for Swimming Outdoors in the winter according to this handy book!

A man should always take the opportunity to have an outdoor dip. However, if another man suggests it first then it is absolutely vital to join in or risk looking a sissy.

  • Do not worry about lack of kit. Pants or boxers are fine. Nudity is only really required on stag dos or those European beached where it is local custom.
  • Go in properly. Getting wet to the belly button isn’t a swim – you need to get your head and shoulders under. Dry hair is the mark of a coward.
  • Make sure you get a selfie. Ideally this should be you, wet in your pants, standing next to a fully clothed person shivering in their winter coat, on a godforsaken beach with the sun going down at 4pm.

Shameless plug for Pembrokeshire…. *insert one of many beaches here* is perfect for this #WalesAdventure #FindYourEpic

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