recipe for making Torrijas Traditional, baked and vegan

Cooking recipes - How to Torrijas?

Today we suggest you prepare the classic homemade torrijas at home so that the whole family can enjoy this very Spanish sweet. Your children can help to coat them in sugar and cinnamon. We are also going to see other torrijas recipes and also the recipe without eggs or milk.

Ingredients Torrijas of milk:

  • One loaf of bread from the previous day, cut into slices of about 1.5 cm
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 litre of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • A piece of lemon peel and a piece of orange peel.
  • A stick of cinnamon stick
  • A teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Oil for frying: 3/4 litre.

Steps for making torrijas of milk:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk with half the sugar, the orange and lemon peel and the cinnamon stick, stirring with a spoon to dilute the sugar.
  2. Before it comes to the boil, remove from the heat and leave to stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to blend.
  3. Then dip the slices of bread in the milk for about ten or twelve seconds.
  4. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  5. Heat the oil for frying.
  6. While the oil is heating, beat the eggs.
  7. Dip the slices of bread in the egg.
  8. When the oil is hot, fry the torrijas.
  9. When they are golden brown on both sides, remove them on absorbent paper.
  10. Put them in a bowl where you can leave them to bathe in the milk, to which you have added the cinnamon powder and dissolved the rest of the sugar.
  11. Keep in the fridge and consume preferably within three days.

** Instead of sugar and cinnamon you can sprinkle the torrijas with honey diluted with water.

And if you don't want to fry the torrijas... 

How to make torrijas in the oven:

  1. Preheat the oven on grill function at 250º C, with the rack in the middle.
  2. Line a baking dish with baking paper.
  3. Carefully place the torrijas in the baking dish after dipping them in the egg.
  4. Bake for about 4-5 minutes, carefully turn them over and continue baking for a further 4 minutes.
  5. The baking time is approximate, keep an eye on the torrijas, when you see them golden brown you can remove them from the oven.

Once the torrijas are baked, transfer them to a serving dish and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. This would be the most traditional version, but we are going to tell you a trick that we are sure you will like so that your torrijas are very juicy, which is to substitute the sugar and cinnamon for a few spoonfuls of the infused milk from the beginning, sprinkling the torrijas lightly over the top. I assure you that you will love them.

  • It is advisable to soak the torrijas while the milk is still hot, so that they hydrate better, but be careful because they can also break easily. Use a spatula to help you transfer them to the serving dish.
  • You can prepare a syrup with 300 g of water and sugar to taste, let it boil until the sugar dissolves and you can flavour the syrup with a cinnamon stick while it boils. When you remove the torrijas from the oven, use a brush to dip them a little in the syrup. This step is important if you want them to be a little juicier, as they are a little drier than the traditional ones when they are baked and not fried.
  • When you take them out you can also sprinkle them with a few spoonfuls of the infused milk mixture, you will see how delicious they are!
  • Baked torrijas can be served with a nice bowl of hot chocolate or a cup of coffee.

Vegan torrijas without eggs and milk (easy baked recipe)

If someone in your family is vegan, or has an allergy or intolerance to eggs or milk, we also have a recipe especially for them. Check out the recipe for egg-free and dairy-free vegan torrijas.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of bread from the day before
  • 1/2 litre almond milk or other vegetable milk
  • peel of 2 lemons
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon egg substitute
  • 1/2 glass of water
  • 150 g fructose
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Butter (to grease the baking tin)

How to make egg-free and dairy-free torrijas suitable for vegans

  1. Grease a baking tray with butter.
  2. Cut the bread into slices of about 1-2 cm.
  3. Heat the almond milk, together with 50 g fructose, 1 cinnamon stick and the peel of 1 lemon, avoiding the white inner part because it is bitter.
  4. When the almond milk is hot, soak the slices of bread (they should not be excessively soaked, so that they do not fall apart).
  5. Put the egg substitute in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of water or vegetable milk, and dip the slices of bread in the mixture. If you prefer, they can also be coated in chickpea flour diluted in water.
  6. Place the bread on the reserved tray and bake in a preheated oven at 170ºC for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
  7. While they are in the oven, prepare a syrup as follows:
  8. Heat a cup of water in a saucepan, together with 100 g of fructose, 1 cinnamon stick and the other lemon peel.
  9. Cook until the syrup is formed.
  10. When the torrijas have browned in the oven, take them out and pour the syrup bath over them.
  11. Leave to soak well and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

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