Missing Mexico,

Torrejas , French Toast

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My son has just discovered the Delicious Torrejas, also called Torrijas or French toast, and now every day wants Mommy make to him his torrejas.
In Mexico we use to eat this Torrejas on Semana Santa (Holy-Week, when I was still Catholic ok) and One of my favorite Spices in all the world is the Cinnamon, and when you make this Torrejas you can not forget the Cinnamon, the sweet smell and delicious taste among the nuts and dried grapes is just yummy!! My mom use to make a kind of syrup with Piloncillo,Cinnamon and clove to dip the torrejas on the syrup, let me tell you that I can finish the whole bunch of torrejas my self, but always ended with stomachache probably to much sugar.

for the syrup add some piloncillo, Cinnamon and cloves with water

here is the simple recipe

•32 fl. oz of milk
•olive oil
•16 oz. honey
•16 oz. sugar
•8 eggs
•Slices of bread from a day before, should be a bit hard.

-Mix the milk,sugar and eggs in a deep bowl
-Dip the slices of bread in the sugared milk and eggs and fry in a pan with boiling oil until golden brown. Then drain well.
Place the 'torrejas' on a serving dish and pour honey over them. It is also traditional to add sugared milk to the serving dish so that the 'torrijas' soak it up and become more spongy. or make a syrup with the piloncillo a bit of cinnamon and clove, let it boil for some minutes and add it to the dish of torrejas.

***you can put some ice cream instead the sugared milk or the piloncillo syrup, or some fruits, any way the options are endless. enjoy!

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