Sweet Torrijas Recipe: This Easy Fried Bread Recipe Is Spain's Answer to French Toast by 30Seconds Food

Sweet Torrijas Recipe: This Easy Fried Bread Recipe Is Spain's Answer to French Toast

Torrijas are fried bread from Spain that is similar to our french toast. The simple fried bread recipe is popular during Lent, but can be eaten any time of the year. 

This torrijas recipes is made with a day-old baguette, milk, sugar or honey, and a cinnamon stick. The bread is sliced then soaked in the sweet milk mixture. After 10 minutes of soaking, the bread is dipped in eggs and cooked in a skillet until golden brown. A sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar completes the dish.

Serve this sweet fried bread for breakfastbrunch or even for dessert. You could drizzle more honey over the top to make it even more decadent. For dessert, serve the hot french toast with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. 

Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


  • 1 day-old baguette, cut into 1-inch diagonal slices
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 eggs
  • oil, for frying
  • cinnamon-sugar, for serving

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil and then immediately turn off the heat. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Put the bread in a casserole dish in one layer. Pour the milk over the bread (throw the cinnamon stick away) and let it soak for about an hour.
  3. Put the eggs into a bowl and beat well.
  4. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet. Dip the soaked bread into the egg, then fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove to a paper towel. To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

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Cinnamon Sticks $4 & Up
Honey $6 & Up
Cinnamon Sugar $3 & Up

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Sheri B Doyle
This looks delicious!
Elisa Schmitz
Si, por favor! I was just in Spain and wish I would have tried this. I will make my own, ha!
Richard Stanley
So what do I do with the bowl with 4 beaten eggs??
Donna John
Hi, Richard. The soaked bread is dipped into the beaten eggs before frying. Sorry for any confusion. This has been clarified in the recipe. Please let us know how it turns out. Richard Stanley

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