Torrijas – Easter French Toast

Last day of the Easter weekend. It is almost over but still I wanted to share a traditional recipe for Easter in Spain: Torrijas. Torrijas is a Spanish styled version of french toast that is eaten during the easter holidays all over Spain. The traditional recipes come from the nuns which have been making Torrijas in monasteries and abbeys for centuries and have passed down their secret recipes from generation to generation. Here is one.

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon grounden cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 slices of toast or bread
  • 1 spoon orange marmelade
  • 1 spoon honey
  • 3 spoons water
  • oil for frying

How you do it:

Mix the egg with the milk, cinnamon and vanilla und create a foamy liquid. Heat up the oil in a pan. While the oil gets hot soak the toast or bread in the egg-milk mix (remember the dryer the bread the longer you will have to soak it). Once the oil is hot enough fry the soaked bread in it until it gets golden brown. Remove it from the pan and let the excessive oil be draind over a napkin or paper-filter.

Mix the marmelade with the honey and water with a brush. Use the brush to ‘paint’ the torrijas with the marmelade-honey to give them a sweet hinch.

Serve and enjoy


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