Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 10 Min
Servings 6
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated orange peel
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/8 tsps. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Italian baguette, cut into 16 (1-inch thick) slices
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
  • breakfast syrup
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE milk, 1/2 cup sugar, orange peel, lemon peel and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool completely.

  • Step 2

    ARRANGE bread slices in large shallow baking dish. Pour milk mixture evenly over bread, turning as necessary until all bread is moistened. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    WHISK eggs in medium shallow bowl. Heat shortening in large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, dip soaked bread slices into eggs, coating both sides. Place in hot skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over torrejas. Serve warm with syrup or sweetened condensed milk, if desired.

Serving size
(1/6 of recipe)

  • Calories 590
  • Calories from Fat110g
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 690mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 108g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 44g
  • Protein 15g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet