San Geraldo arrived home a few minutes after I did. "I bought us a treat!" he said.
I saw bakery wrapping and thought, "Oh, crap. So much for my walk."
But then he unwrapped the paper. And I thought, "SO glad I took that walk."
|TORRIJAS!!! AN EASTER TRADITION.|
The first time I had torrijas was during Semana Santa 2012 (Holy Week) in Sevilla. I bought them in a local bakery. They were good, but nothing to write home about — so I didn't, and quickly forgot about them.
Last year, Elena made us some that were, as San Geraldo said, "to die for." (Click here for Elena's torrijas and a glimpse of the Easter Moose.)
This year's bakery torrijas, smothered in honey, were sweet and delicious but nothing like Elena's. And we still have Elena's to look forward to (hint, hint).
If you're interested in making torrijas, just search "torrijas recipes" or "recetas torrijas" and you'll find plenty of versions (and opinions). Last year, I explained:
Elena's version consists of a thick slice of bread soaked in warm milk for an hour, and then dipped in egg batter and fried with olive oil before being sprinkled with cinnamon. The bread gets crusty on the outside and custard-like on the inside. Elena's torrijas are out of this world.