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Red wine torrijas: ideal recipe for winter

If there is a traditional recipe for Lent and Easter, it is red wine torrijas, a dessert that is also ideal for autumn and winter afternoons. Find out how to make them at home.

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 typical autumn and winter desserts at home and flood the house with aromas and smells simply as delicious as wonderful. This is the case of torrijas, a dessert that, although typical of Lent and Holy Week in our country, is also an excellent dessert for autumn and winter afternoons, and a wonderful option for Christmas parties. They are, in short, the traditional milk and honey torrijas.

But there is also another delicious recipe typical of the days of Lent and Easter that also stands out for being such a traditional and popular option as milk torrijas. They are the red wine torrijas, a very common dish in Spanish houses a few decades ago, which the little ones enjoyed on cold winter afternoons. And, indeed, we are faced with a dessert that children can also enjoy, because the alcohol contained in the wine almost completely evaporates during the process of preparing the infusion.

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

How to make red wine torrijas:

There is no doubt that the red wine torrijas stands out for being a recipe as traditional as it is popular, which was once made by grandmothers for their grandchildren on cold winter afternoons. Do you want to learn how to prepare them? Take note. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare them and another 15 minutes to cook them.

Ingredients you need:

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

Preparation of 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 over the fire until it begins to boil, leaving it boiling over medium heat for 5 minutes. After this time, remove from the heat and let the wine infusion cool down a bit.
  • Cut the slices of bread, leaving each one about 1 centimeter thick. Place them little by little in a source. Then pour the sweet infusion of red wine on top, 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 wine soaked slices of bread through the freshly beaten egg. Fry each slice in the very hot olive oil, on each side until well browned.
  • Remove each slice of bread from the pan and place them on kitchen paper so that the oil can filter a bit.
  • In a bowl, mix a little sugar with cinnamon powder and before the torrijas cool down, cover them with this mixture. Ready! to enjoy.


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