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These sweet Spanish toasts, called Torijas, are soaked in milk and drizzled with an orange-brandy syrup! | cookingtheglobe.com
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Torrijas - Sweet Spanish Toasts

If you want to make a non-alcoholic version of Torrijas, just drizzle a little bit of honey on to toasts, instead of orange-brandy syrup.
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 250kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe

Ingredients

For the orange-brandy syrup:

  • 1 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/2 orange zest, cut into strips
  • 5 tablespoons sugar

For the toasts:

  • 1 quart (liter) milk
  • 1/2 lemon zest, cut into strips
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 baguette, at least one day old, sliced
  • olive oil for frying
  • 3 large eggs, well beaten

Instructions

  • The orange-brandy syrup. Mix the orange and lemon juices, brandy, orange zest and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes until you a get a syrup. Set aside.
  • The toasts. In another saucepan, combine the milk, lemon zest and add the cinnamon stick. Simmer over very low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Place the baguette slices in a large baking dish in which all slices fit without overlapping (I used a 9x13-inch dish).
  • Remove the lemon zest and cinnamon stick and pour the milk over the baguette slices. Leave for a few minutes.
  • Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Take one soaked baguette slice, dip in the beaten egg, coating both sides. Cook, turning once, until firm and browned. Repeat with the remaining slices and oil.
  • Drizzle a little of the brandy-orange syrup over each slice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal