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Cuban Torrejas

Cuban Torrejas
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 16
This Cuban-style French Toast or Torrejas is the perfect way to celebrate the Lenten season or Holy Week. You can serve them for brunch or with a scoop of ice cream as the perfect dessert for your family.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Cuban bread (sweet bread, sobao bread)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup guava jelly
  • Cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • 1
    Combine the cream cheese and whipped cream in a mixer. Place in the refrigerator to keep cool while you prepare the toast.
  • 2
    Cut the bread into slices approximately 1 inch wide and set aside.
  • 3
    Beat the eggs. Add the milk and vanilla, and continue beating.
  • 4
    Heat up a large pan and add 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • 5
    Dip each one of the slices in the milk and egg mix. Place each of the slices in the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, approximately 1 minute per side.
  • 6
    Remove from the pan, and place on a tray or serving dish. Spread with 1 teaspoon of the guava jelly, then top it off with 1 tablespoon of the whipped cream and cream cheese. Sprinkle with cinnamon or brown sugar, if desired.

  • If you prefer, you can use brioche or sliced bread. You can also use guava paste.

No nutrition information available for this recipe

  • This Cuban-style French Toast or Torrejas is the perfect way to celebrate the Lenten season or Holy Week. You can serve them for brunch or with a scoop of ice cream as the perfect dessert for your family.
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