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Spanish Torrijas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
One of the most famous Spanish desserts: Torrijas. These are so decadent that you can’t eat just one.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: spanish torrijas
Servings: 10 Torrijas
  • 1 thick bread loaf note 1
  • 2 ½ cup milk 600 ml
  • 3 eggs
  • cup sugar 100 gr
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Enough olive oil to fry
  1. Cut the bread loaf in pieces of about 2 cm wide. Place them in a deep baking tray.
  2. In a medium pot heat the milk with the vanilla bean and the cinnamon stick until it starts to boil. Then remove from the stove. Let it chill a bit until is warm. Cover the bread pieces with the milk (remove the cinnamon stick and the vanilla bean before). Let it soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Soak the bread in the beaten eggs.
  4. In a big deep pan heat the oil until it’s hot. Lower the heat to medium heat and start to fry the torrijas for batches.
  5. When they are brown in all sides, Transfer the torrijas to a plate with absorbent paper. While they are still hot smash them gently while you sprinkle with a mix of sugar and ground cinnamon.