Spanish-style churros with chocolate, also referred to as churros con chocolate are easy to make in your own home. These churros are light, airy and crisp served with a thick, almost-pudding like hot chocolate.

During my trip to Barcelona, I fell in love with Spanish-style churros. Even though there were so many different restaurants and dishes I wanted to try on my much too short trip, I couldn’t resist having churros and chocolate every morning. Honestly, I think I could have eaten churros for every meal and have been completely content.

Our favorite churros came from Xurreria Banys Nous and I’ve tried my best to recreate their famous churros at home. While I can’t seem to quite get the exact texture, these are still pretty darn good. The best part is, the dough is so easy to make with only 5 simple ingredients. It comes together in minutes.

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee is a very popular doughnut shop in Orange County and one we’ve enjoyed on several occassions.

It’s been a while since our last visit, and over the weekend while running some errands in the area, I decided we had to make a stop after seeing their seasonal flavors, including chocolate budino and mid-summer garden, on their Instagram feed.

Unlike most doughnut shops, Sidecar extends its hours on the weekend, so you can still get a great selection of fresh doughnuts late into the day.

Doughnuts are made in small batches, and you can watch the bakers while you wait in line to order. This helps ensure that you will almost always get your flavor choices and the donuts are often still warm when you eat them. There’s always a small line when we are here and on this hot day, it was no exception.

After much contemplating, we chose four flavors to try.


Our last breakfast in London, we dined at one of the Hawksmoor restaurants. Britain is famous for their Full English Breakfast and Hawksmoor kicks it up a notch by offering a massive sharing version.

Full English Breakfast

I stuck with the traditional full English, which includes plum pudding bacon, sausage , black pudding, fried eggs, hash brown, grilled mushrooms, roast tomatoes, trotter baked beans, and toast. Try saying all that in one breath. Mr. K adores the full English breakfast tradition and you can see why, right?

I had trouble finishing my plate, but I did my best. I think I polished off about two-thirds.

Hawksmoor Breakfast (for 2 to share)