Spanish Torrijas

(Bread Pudding)

Spanish Torrijas are traditionally made in Easter.....they originated in the convents during the middle ages as a perfect way to utilize the left over bread. In France it is similarly prepared "Pain Perdu" even though they do not fry the slices of bread instead they grill them .  Also known in Great Britain and other English speaking countries as "French Toast".  They are very simple to make and consist of fried bread with milk and sugar but I have to tell you they are divine! I really looked forward to Easter growing up just to savor this tasty sweets....

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Ingredients needed:

  • Bread (Best to use stale bread)
  • 1/2 liter of whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • Powdered sugar and cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

Cut the bread in slices about 1/2 inch thick

Warm up the milk and add 3 spoonfuls of sugar and dissolve, pour mixture into a bowl

Take the bread soak it in the milk and sugar

Beat the eggs

Take the bread previously soaked in milk and sugar and coat it in the egg batter

Pour olive into a pan and fry the slices bread, once golden on both sides take them out and set them on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil

Place them in a serving dish and sprinkle them with cinnamon and powdered sugar

Que Aproveche!

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