Are you planning to travel to Malaga? Don’t leave without trying the famous Malaga churros, known as tejeringos, accompanied by a delicious cup of hot chocolate to dip them in. This tradition dates back to the 1960s in Malaga.
What are churros?
Churros are a part of Spanish gastronomy, and there are various varieties and recipes with different names depending on the region of Spain and their shape and composition. From the traditional small and circular wheels to the famous elongated and thick porras. They are made from a dough consisting of wheat flour, water, sugar, and salt, which is then piped through a pastry bag and fried in oil.
History of churros
The exact origin of churros is not entirely clear, but their significance has been in Spain. Some say they originated in China, where Portuguese travelers discovered youtiao, a type of fried dough eaten for breakfast. Other sources suggest that churros were introduced by the Arabs as a variation of the well-known zalabiyya (fried dough).
In Spain, their history dates back to the time of Al-Andalus, where shepherds would make this wonderful treat due to its easy preparation and the possibility of eating them cold while tending to their Churra sheep, which gave the churros their name.
Churros in Andalusia
In Andalusia, there are three types of churros: the wheel-shaped or porras, the loop-shaped or madrileños, and the tejeringos. The wheel-shaped churros are the most well-known and are made by dropping the dough into the oil and rolling it into a wheel shape with the help of tongs or a stick. It is a variation of the traditional recipe, where the dough is left to rest and has a higher proportion of flour to achieve a rounder and thicker shape.
The churros tejeringos
Tejeringos are a variety of Malaga churros that have a much denser and more consistent dough compared to traditional churros. This used to be an advantage for families with limited resources as they could be satisfied with a smaller quantity. Tejeringos are shaped like loops, which facilitates their transportation.
The preparation of tejeringos is more complex and artisanal. They are always made with fresh dough, unlike churros and porras, which can be frozen. The name “tejeringos” comes from the tool used to shape them, similar to a syringe.
Where can you taste churros tejeringos?
There are numerous places where you can enjoy this culinary delight. Some of these places include:
* In Malaga Capital:
– Los Valle Churros, en Calle Cuarteles 56. Google maps.
– Churrería La Malagueña, en Calle Sebastián Souvirón, 6. Google maps.
– Casa Aranda, en Calle Herrería del Rey, 1. Google maps.
– Café Madrid, en calle Caldelería, 1. Google maps.
* In some towns:
– Bar Las Cuatro Esquinas, en Calle de la Pintada, 55, Nerja. Google maps.
– Churrería Alba, Ronda, en Calle Espinel, 44, Ronda. Google maps.
– Churrería Marbella, en Plaza África y plaza de la victoria, Marbella. Google maps.
– Cafetería Nanú Tejeringos, en Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado, 59, Torremolinos. Google maps.