Torrijas de vino tinto: ideal recipe for winter

There is no doubt that whenever it starts to get cold, temperatures drop and bad weather begins to make an appearance, we want to prepare homemade desserts typical of autumn and winter and flood the house with scents and smells just as delicious as Wonderful It is the case of French toast, a dessert that is typical of Lent and Holy Week in our country, is also an excellent dessert for autumn and winter evenings, and a wonderful choice for the holidays. They are, in short, the traditional milk and honey toast.

Did you know that they are also known by the names of toasts or torrejas and that already in the fourteenth century we find a recipe in the recipe book of Taillevent (titled Le Viander) which consisted of a dish dipped in beaten egg yolk before passing them through the pan and sprinkling them with sugar?

But there is also another delicious recipe for the days of Lent and Easter that also stands out for being such a traditional and popular option as the torrijas de leche. Are the red wine torrijas, a very common dish in Spanish homes a few decades ago, enjoyed by the little ones in the cold winter evenings. And it is that, indeed, we are facing a dessert that children can also enjoy, because the alcohol contained in the wine evaporates practically completely during the process of preparation of the infusion.

Do you dare to prepare some torrijas just as traditional but different at home? They are ideal precisely to enjoy in the evenings of autumn and winter, for example during the snack, thus becoming a dessert as nutritious as delicious.

How to make red wine torrijas

There is no doubt that the torrijas of red wine stands out for being a recipe as traditional as it is popular, which the grandmothers used to make for their grandchildren in the cold winter evenings. Do you want to learn how to prepare them? Take note. It will only take 15 minutes to prepare them and another 15 minutes to cook them.

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 loaf of bread something hard
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 1 glass of water
  • 60 gr. of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon powder

Preparation of the torrijas with red wine:

First of all we must evaporate the alcohol present in the red wine and combine it with the sugar to obtain a delicious sweet infusion. To do this, put the sugar, water and red wine in a saucepan and heat the fire until it starts to boil, leaving it to boil over medium heat for 5 minutes. After this time set aside the fire and let the infusion of wine cool a bit.

Cut the slices of bread leaving each slice approximately 1 centimeter thick. Place them little by little in a fountain. Then pour over the sweet infusion of red wine, leaving the slices of bread well soaked.

Put extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan.

In a bowl, beat all the eggs well. Now pass the slices of bread soaked in wine for the freshly beaten egg. Fry each slice in the hot olive oil, on each side until golden brown.

Remove each slice of bread from the pan and leave them on paper towels to filter the oil a little.

In a bowl mix some sugar with cinnamon powder and before the French toast go overcook with this mixture. Lists! to enjoy.

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