The Goddess Elena And The Arrival Of The Easter Moose

The Goddess Elena (click here if you still don’t know who she is) made torrija this morning. It’s a traditional Spanish dessert served especially during Semana Santa.

Elena’s version consists of a thick slice of bread soaked in warm milk for an hour, and then dipped in egg batter and fried with olive oil before being sprinkled with cinnamon. The bread gets crusty on the outside and custard-like on the inside. Elena’s torrijas are out of this world.

The bread is often soaked overnight and wine can be used instead of milk. Traditional recipes call for the addition of honey, which The Goddess Elena doesn’t like. But we’re not complaining. (She doesn’t like raisins either, and calls them flies.)

IT LOOKS AT FIRST LIKE GOURMET AMERICAN FRENCH TOAST.
AND IT TASTES LIKE HEAVEN.
ELENA, OUR PLATE IS EMPTY…
THE EASTER ‘MOOSE.’ AS SWEET AS IF HE WERE MADE OF SOLID CHOCOLATE.
ALMOST DIRECTLY OVERHEAD TO SHOW HE’S NOT
AS HEFTY AS HE LOOKS IN THE PREVIOUS SHOT.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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