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Las torrijas

TorrijasMy neighbour Maria Jesus brought us some torrijas this evening. Yummy! We were talking about it during dinner in my house last night and this evening…ta daa!

Wiki cut and paste: In Spain, it is called torrijas and is typically made during Lent, out of thick slices of bread soaked in milk or wine (of course Maria Jesus didn’t use wine, nor milk, because alcohol is prohibited in our faith, and my son has milk allergy, so she substituted milk with soya), dipped in egg, fried and then drenched in spiced honey or cinnamon. In Catalonia, they are also known as torradetes de Santa Teresa.

The Lent: The traditional purpose of Lent is the penitential preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Yummy torrijas!