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Rebanadas de Carnaval (French Toast)

Rebanadas de Carnaval or Torrijas

In much the same way that the British traditionally eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up items before Lent begins, possibly the most popular in the Canary Islands are Rebanadas de Carnaval also known as Torrijas.


1 'yesterday's' Canarian loaf (pan normal) - any stale crusty white bread like a French stick or baguette will do just as well
1 egg
1 cup of milk 
Ground cinnamon.


Slice the bread into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices and discard the ends. Beat the egg, milk and cinnamon together in a bowl then soak the bread slices briefly in the mixture. Lift them carefully and fry gently in oil in a shallow frying pan, turning once. Remove when golden, arrange on a plate and sprinkle with sugar.

This a great way to use up stale bread at any time.