Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast | Spain´s FAVORITE Easter Dessert
This Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast is Spain´s version of the classic French toast. It´s filled with simple & honest flavors, seriously easy to make and done within minutes. Serve this toast next to a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and tea for an instant trip to beautiful España.
This dish is known in Spain as Picatostes de la Abuela, and it hails from the region of Asturias. Very similar to Torrijas, but much easier to make. You will find this dessert served all over Spain, but it´s most popular during Easter.
To make this recipe I used a baguette. Which is the typical bread used to make this dish. As its firm texture is perfect for the bread to not get soggy. But you can use other types of bread. Just make sure it´s nice and firm.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to fry the breads on a medium heat and nothing higher. Otherwise the bread will brown too quickly and the inside won´t absorb all the flavors. You can serve these cinnamon & sugar toast piping hot or even at room temperature.
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Spanish Cinnamon & Sugar Toast | Picatostes de la Abuela
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil 120 ml
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup condensed milk 80 grams
- 1 lemon
- 1 baguette
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50 grams
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder 3 grams
- fresh mint
Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the sunflower oil
Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a large bowl, add in the condensed milk and the zest of 1/2 a lemon, whisk together until you end up with a light and creamy texture
Cut the baguette into diagonal slices that are 3/4 of an inch thick (2 cm)
Coat the slices of baguette in the egg mixture and then add into the pan with the hot oil, all in a single layer, cook in batches to not overcrowd the pan, go for about 2 minutes per side or until golden fried, then transfer over a wire rack with paper towels underneath
Add the sugar and cinnamon powder into a shallow bowl, mix together, coat the slices of fried bread in the mixture
Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with fresh mint, serve hot or at room temperature, enjoy!
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