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Lenten Torrejas

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This typical Lenten dessert is made with slices of bread soaked in wine or milk, battered with eggs, fried and sweetened with sugar honey or brown sugar. It is a dessert of Spanish origin, which is why they are also known as torrijas.
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Ingredients

6 portions
  • 1 cone piloncillo, 250 g, for honey
  • 1 1/4 cups water, for honey
  • 1/2 rajas cinnamon, for honey
  • 2 whole cloves, for honey
  • 3 tablespoons white wine, for honey
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cups sugar, to flavor the milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, to flavor the milk
  • 1/4 cups orange peel, to flavor the milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, to flavor the milk
  • bread, hard, baguette, brioche, or white box bread
  • 2 eggs
  • sunflower oil, to fry

Preparation

For the honey, place the brown sugar cone in a pot over medium heat along with the water, cinnamon, cloves and white wine; stir constantly to incorporate the ingredients and cook until a slightly thick consistency is obtained. Reserve until use.
Aromatize the milk by heating it in a pot together with the sugar, orange peel, cinnamon and vanilla essence, once it boils, remove from heat, strain and cool slightly.
Cut the bread into 2 cm thick slices, preferably use stale bread. Place in a tray or deep container. Reservation.
Pour the milk over the slices of stale bread and let it rest for 1 minute or until the bread absorbs the flavored liquid. Take out each piece of bread and dip in the eggs (previously beaten). Fry immediately in hot vegetable oil, try to turn each piece of bread to obtain a uniform browning. Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve the torrejas accompanied hot with piloncillo honey.

PRESENTATION

Serve with flavored brown sugar syrup.

TIPS

If you don't have stale bread, you can toast the soft bread in an oven or directly in a pan, just take care of the temperature so that the bread does not brown too much.

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Nutritional information

* Information per 100g serving, percent daily values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Energy
80.1
kcal
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13.1
g
4.37%
Protein
0.7
g
1.4%
Total lipid (fat)
2.7
g
4.15%
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