Recipe of the Month

Capirotada (Traditional Torres Bread Pudding)

 

This dessert was a family favorite in our household. Ok, I have to admit,  this was the only dessert I was taught to make. We had a large family and Capirotada  fed us all. This dish was also prepared during Lent and is known for the poor mans dessert. I can relate. We were poor and yet so loved. This recipe was fun to make without breaking the bank.  The memories of my sister Isabel and myself in the kitchen helping our Mamasita prepare this heavenly dish was a blessing in itself. It will sweeten your soul ~  Go ahead, try it and see for yourself.

18 SLICES OF WHITE BREAD (sandwich)

  • 1 C. RAISINS
  • 2 C. SUGAR
  • 3 3/4 C. WATER
  • 1 STICK OF BUTTER
  • 6 MEDIUM CINNAMON STICKS
  • 2 C. OF SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE
  • 3 OZ. OF CHOPPED PECANS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking oil, toast bread and butter both sides. Place the water in a sauce pan and add sugar. Stir at medium heat until sugar dissolves, then add cinnamon sticks and simmer until the cinnamon sticks soften. Remove sticks when water turns to a tea color. Lay 6 bread slices in baking dish then sprinkle cheese, raisins and pecans over the bread mixture. Slowly pour cinnamon water over the mixture and let it sit for a few minutes. Repeat the process 2 more times to make 3 levels. Bake about 30 minutes until lightly brown and bubbly. Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Serves 10 to 12


 

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