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Brunch Box: These Spanish Torrijas could be your next breakfast in bed treat

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Essentially French toast with a Spanish twist, these Torrijas are the perfect way to wake up this weekend.

Similar to French toast, these sweet golden slices make a great brunch or easy pudding, piled high with fresh or frozen berries and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

And if you’re planning to treat someone to a delicious breakfast in bed, or late morning treat, then you needn’t look any further than these tasty Torrijas.

Traditionally served in Spain at Easter time, this breakfast or brunch idea is right on time too.

For more inspiration, take a look at other recipes in this series here.

Recipe from Egg Recipes

Spanish torrijas

(Serves 4) 

Spanish Torrijas.


  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
  • 12 slices baguette, cut 1.5cm thick diagonally
  • Sunflower oil, for frying
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300g berries, to serve


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with milk, vanilla and 2 tbsp icing sugar.
  2. Add the sliced baguette and turn until thoroughly soaked.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large non-stick pan over a medium heat, add a few soaked bread slices and cook for 1-2 minutes until deep golden then turn over and cook for a further minute.
  4. Transfer to a warm plate and repeat with the remaining slices.
  5. Mix together remaining icing sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Serve torrijas dusted with the sugar and berries.

For more in this series…

Brunch Box: A hearty breakfast with eggs, sausages and bacon to see you through this weekend

Brunch Box: Enjoy tasty and nutritious overnight oats with kefir

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