The smell and taste of breakfasts and snacks
The smell of churros runs every morning through the streets of Mñalaga. This Spanish traditional product cannot be out of any coffee shop and churrerías. Specially during the months of winter, when a plate of churros with chocolate is the best option to fight the cold, whethere it is first thing in the morning, for snack or at night. The historical tradition of churros in our country has produced different denominations, varieties and recipes: from the traditional ‘ruedas’, smaller and with a circular shape, to the famous ‘porras’, long and slightluy thicker, or the ‘churros madrileños’, with the shape of a bow. But if there is any variety hat can be consideres as the authentic churro from Málaga, that is the ‘tejeringos’. The tejeringos, also known as jeringos, are the traditional churros in the province of Málaga (and also common in other areas of the south of Andalucía).
It is a more complex and artisanal variety that has to be drawn entirely by hand. Its dough must be always fresh, unlike porras or churros than can be frozen. They get their name from the instrument in the shape of a syringe that is used to make them.
The tejeringos are today a product that can only be tasted in some churrerías of the province due to the amount of time that it elaboration requieres. However, the evolution of churros recipes has created new flavours and varieties: porras with filling and covered in chocolate or vanilla, churros with cinammon or churros with sugar, among others. Nevertheless, the most consumed varieties are still the traditional ‘ruedas’ and the ‘porras’. They both share a dough made out of flour, water, sugar and salt. The main difference between them is that porras have a very small amount of baking soda and the proportion of flour is slightly higher than in the churros. There is also a small different in their elaboration: they need different tools to pour the dough onto the oild and, in the case of ‘porras0m the dough is left to rest for a few minutes before frying it.