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Making torrijas with children at Easter

In Spain there is a tradition of eating torrijas at Easter. They can be eaten at all hours and it is a dish that children and adults love.

The suggestion is that we take advantage of the occasion to do them with our children. It will be something they will not forget and will surely pass on to their children for years to come. Be that as it may, it is a good time to take advantage of being together in the kitchen enjoying together the preparation of this typical Easter dish, such as torrijas.


The ingredients that the torrijas need are cheap, versatile and we will see how they are very simple to prepare.

We will need:

  • 1 liter of milk
  • 1 loaf of stale bread or toast bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • oil for frying

Preparing the torrijas

First, we will heat the milk with two tablespoons of sugar, the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick, stirring constantly, until it begins to boil.

Then we will let the milk cool and then strain it, removing the remains of the cinnamon and the lemon.

Meanwhile, we cut the thick slices of bread, approximately 2 centimeters each.

We will soak, one by one, the slices of bread in the cold milk. We will beat the two eggs and then, we will pass the slices of bread through the beaten egg to finally fry them in abundant hot oil.

When they cool down, we will pass the slices of bread through a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

Torrijas variants

We can find endless recipes for torrijas, with some variants. We have grandma’s torrijas where they also have honey. Also another variant are the torrijas with chocolate, sweet wine or orange. You can put a little imagination and add some new ingredient.

What if it is clear that in any way the torrijas will be a delicacy that you can enjoy as dessert, breakfast or at any time of the day and you will have no doubts that it will be the star dish that you will associate with Easter.

Enjoy it with the children, both in its preparation, as well as its preparation and, of course, tasting.

Happy and sweet Easter!

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