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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

TORRIJAS (SPANISH BREAD PUDDING)

Now that summer is gone,   I feel like cooking something sweet for a cuppa.


 


The other day my daughter asked me to cook "Torrijas", a very popular dessert in Spain for Easter. There´s different recipes in each part of the country. For example, some people use  red wine instead of milk to dip the bread in. 
With only a few storecupboard ingredients you can have a lovely dessert or even a different breakfast.  The bread gets very soft and children love it.
This is my version:I hope you enjoy it. !!!



INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4)

-4-6 thick slices of bread (preferably stale)
-1 cup of milk
-3 tablespoons of sugar
-1 cinnamon stick
-1 egg beaten
-Sunflower oil (enough to cover half of the pan)
-Honey to drizzle
-Cinnamon powder to sprinkle


PREPARATION

Put the milk, cinnamon stick and sugar in a pan.Heat over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes.When the milk is starting to boil,put it aside to let it cool down for about 10 minutes. Transfe the milk (without the cinnamon stick) to a bowl.
Beat the eggs in a separate dish.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes. Turn the heat down. Dip the slices of bread in the milk and then in the eggs (the bread should be soggy but still firm enough to handle). Fry the slices in batches.
Turn the slices over when the undersides are golden brown (2-3 minutes). Flip the slices with a spatula and cook the other side until golden brown (2 minutes).
Remove each piece from the pan and transfer to a plate. Drizzle honey generously over the top of them and sprinkle with some cinnamon powder. Serve warm or cold.

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