Torrejas en Miel

“La cocina donde mi abuela era el punto mágico de la casa, donde una mujer muy especial para la familia se encargaba de elaborar deliciosas comidas para todos. El acontecimiento más grande para mí era la elaboración de las torrejas navideñas, donde solamente las tres nietas mayores estábamos invitadas. Los bolillos eran encargados días antes y desde temprano el gran día estaban finamente cortados. Yo comenzaba batiendo las claras sin que se atrevieran a verlas mientras lo hacía, porque el mal de ojo las podía cortar! Seguidamente, mi hermana y mi prima, entre chistes y risas, cubrían las tajadas de pan con el batido de huevo para dorar mientras yo seguía batiendo sin parar hasta que ya no hubiera más huevo. Normalmente hacía cuatro o cinco tandas de batido! Mientras tanto se preparaba el dulce con rapadura y bastante canela, y luego se acomodaban las torrejas en las ollas para hervir hasta que quedaran bien pasadas. Con eso hacíamos punto final y dejábamos todo listo para el siguiente día: tamales!”

  This Latin-American version of french toast has been around for a long, long time. Originating in Spain to celebrate Lent, the recipe was brought to the New World and became a great way to enjoy a family meal during Lent without having meat. Made from slices of semi-stale bread, soaked in rich egg batter and fried in oil, the key ingredient in this version is most definitely its syrup, made with raw sugar cane and lots of cinnamon. In Honduras, the dish is a Christmas staple, a temptation for the greedy, packed with calories! Elaborated in many households in what seems like industrial amounts, it’s the must-have treat during the Holidays and everywhere you go as a guest, you’ll surely be offered a ‘torrejita’, which you won’t be able to refuse!

Collaboration made by Olga, a dynamic teacher of the Spanish language originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She has been living in Gera, Germany for the past 30 years, but carries her home country very close to her heart.

9 Replies to “Torrejas en Miel”

  1. We’re a bunch of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with helpful information to paintings on. You’ve done an impressive activity and our entire group will be grateful to you.


  2. Hey very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your I’m happy to find numerous useful information here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .


  3. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, very good site!


  4. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: