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Torrijas are a typical recipe for lent or Easter. At least in Spain with catholic religion there were restrictions on the food allowed to eat before Easter, so people need for some recipes following the rules to avoid being punished and also to keep enough strength to do their work. Well they also had the option to pay the “bula”, a sort of tax allowing you to eat without restrictions, this sounds to me similar to Orwell’s farm “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”
  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Red Winde
  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
First mix sugar with a bit of ground cinnamon.
In 3 dishes add red wine, milk, and beat an egg. Add sunflower oil on a pan and wait for the oil to be hot. Put the bread slice on milk or wine, then pass on the egg dish and finally fry in the pan. Turn them some times until they get a golden colour. Let rest over a paper towell to absorb excess of oil, and once they are off the pan add over them sugar mixed with cinnamon, with torrijas really hot sugar will melt a bit.
Cook first the ones with milk and then the ones with wine, don’t let the bread to stay to much on wine, milk or egg, otherwise it will carry to much liquid and will be very easy to break.
You can also cover them with honey.
Music in the video (Airport Lounge) is composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)


  1. April 16, 2012 at 03:38

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  2. José Luis
    August 19, 2014 at 18:36

    Están mejor las de leche. Si las haces con pan de barra, te quedan mejor y se cogen mejor…. Por cierto, que eso que cuentas del catolicismo no te lo creas. No sé la fama que tendremos los españoles con la religión, pero sí te diré que la gran mayoría de españoles no pisan una iglesia salvo para ver algo de arte….. Es más: nos asombra lo religiosos que sois en Gran Bretaña o en Estados Unidos… ¿será porque es lo que se ve en el cine?

  1. April 11, 2013 at 20:19

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