Catholic Recipe: Christmas Dessert: Rabanadas

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 quarts milk
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 loaves French bread
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • cinnamon sugar powder

Details

Serves: 15-20

Yield: 15-20 servings

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Portugal; Brazil

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Also Called: Rabanadas; Bread Dessert

This is a Portuguese/Brazilian "French" Toast served as a dessert anytime, not just breakfast.

DIRECTIONS

Combine milk, honey, cinnamon sticks, lemon rind, sugar, salt in a deep saucepan. Simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cut bread in half-inch slices. Dip 1 slice at a time into mixture, lightly coating each slice. Dip slices into beaten eggs. Fry in oil until light brown. Serve on platter; sprinkle freely with cinnamon sugar. Serve cold.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965