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Torrijas - Spanish French toast
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5 from 3 votes

Torijas - Spanish French toast

Spain's version of French toast is comfortingly soft inside and gently crisp on the outside. So delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 2 -3
Calories: 377kcal


  • 1 cup milk 240ml
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamon pod
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 slices bread or more, if small - approx ¼ loaf
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or more, as needed

To serve

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


  • Warm the milk with the cinnamon, cardamon and sugar in a small pan over a medium-low heat. Stir now and then to dissolve the sugar and bring it to just about simmering, then turn off the heat. Let it sit a minute while you slice the bread.
  • Put the slices of bread in the bottom of a dish then pour over the warm milk. Leave it to absorb the milk, turning as needed. 
  • Whisk the egg in a dish big enough to fit a piece of bread in. 
  • Warm the oil in a medium-large skillet/frying pan over a medium-high heat. Gently press any excess milk out of the bread and then dip one slice at a time in the egg to coat then put into the pan. Fry up to 3 slices at a time, as fits, until golden brown on either side. 
  • Stir together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle some over the cooked torrijas to serve.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 2.4mg