Torrija is a typical Spanish dessert eaten during Easter, this sweet bread pudding is similar to French toast and easy to make if you’d like to sample a taste of Spain at home this weekend.


500ml of milk

250g sugar plus extra to sprinkle

4 eggs

Loaf of bread

Olive oil


The best bread is a day old baguette or similar cut into thick slices so that it doesn’t fall apart during cooking. Warm the milk and sugar then leave to cool. Beat the eggs in a separate dish. Dip the bread in the milk then the egg and fry in a pan with hot olive oil on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper to remove some of the grease then sprinkle liberally with sugar and serve.

Flavour the milk with cinnamon, almond or aniseed for a Canarian version of this recipe. We like to sprinkle cinnamon with the sugar on the top!

¡Felices Pascuas! Enjoy Torrija!

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