Cook like a pro with this video tutorial on how to make goats’ cheese churros with truffle honey by celeb chef Jason Atherton….

Summer is here, and as the thermometer outside pushes 40°C and the beaches empty out, why not take the opportunity to hone your culinary skills from the air-conditioned safety of your own kitchen?

What’s On joined British chef Jason Atherton at his Dubai restaurant Marina Social to try our hands at making his delicious goats’ cheese churros, and to see whether we had what it takes to cook in a professional kitchen (spoiler: we don’t)…

Goats’ cheese churros with truffle honey (makes 18)

You’ll need…

For the churros

250g goats’ cheese log (including rind)
500ml water
1tsp salt
375g plain flour

For the truffle honey

1kg good quality runny honey
150ml black truffle oil

How to:

  1. Trim the rind from the goats’ cheese and roughly chop with a knife, add to a pan with the water.
  2. Add the salt and bring the mixture to the boil over a stove, whisking until the cheese is melted. Blend a little if necessary.
  3. Slowly beat in the flour while the mixture is hot. Then return to the heat for two to three minutes until the flour is cooked and the mixture is very thick.
  4. Place the dough in a piping bag with fluted nozzle and get to piping.
  5. Pop the churros into the fryer oil heated to 180°C for a minute or two until golden brown.
  6. Make the truffle honey by simply mixing the honey and truffle oil to taste and then drizzle on top on the churros and keep a little on the side as a dip. Enjoy.

This quirky snack has become something of a favourite at the fine-dining marina spot since it opened its doors last summer – along with their innovative duck and foie gras sausage ‘social dog’.

Jason has opened 16 worldwide under his The Social Company brand since just 2011. It all started with his Michelin star Pollen Street Social in London – where he has seven restaurants to his name – and now his culinary empire spreads as far as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney and soon the Philippines.

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He’s said before, however, that Dubai holds a special place for him, as he lived here for four years in the early 2000s when he ran the kitchen at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Verre on Dubai Creek – “I met my wife here, I have very fond memories. I love this city”.

Marina Social interior

Marina Social, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Sat to Thur 7pm to midnight, Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 4466664. Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers.