Not everything is fish and seafood during Lent: we can also find delicious traditional mexican desserts that we have learned from our grandmothers and moms.
Does the capirotada, the torrija or the pudding sound familiar to you? These are just some of the most delicious this season. And today we invite you to prepare them in a delicious way. Know the recipes!
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Traditional mexican desserts
It is a toasted or stale bread (generally, bolillo) that is dehydrated and cut into slices, which are cooked together with pieces of banana, raisins, guava, walnuts and peanuts.
Subsequently, he bathes with syrup of piloncillo and it is accompanied with grated table cheese.
There are states in which its preparation can vary, for example, in Zacatecas they usually add meringue, and in Jalisco they add milk to give it a creamier consistency.
Sinaloa and Sonora are distinguished by integrating the biznaga sweet in their capirotada, which gives it a really special flavor.
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It is very common to find them in pastry shop windows during Lent and especially at Easter.
However, torrijas, as we know them now, have their origin in the 15th century, born as a custom, believe it or not, very far from the celebration of Holy Week.
Since then, these sweets were made with stale bread, sugar, eggs, wine or milk, and were prepared with the aim of alleviating the pain of women who had just given birth and to promote their recovery.
It is not known for sure how this sweet became a tradition of Lent and Holy Week. What is known is that it was a satisfying and caloric food that gave people energy.
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It is a typical Mexican sweet very common in public squares and also in the atriums of churches (it may be associated with the celebrations of Lent and Holy Week for this reason).
However, its association with divinity goes beyond contemporary times: for the Mexica, the amaranth seed was sacred, so much so that they used it to make the figure of Huitzilopochtli.
Hernán Cortés prohibited its consumption, since after their ceremonies they used to cut the figure of the god into pieces and eat it (as if it were a Catholic communion).
However, its cultivation continued over the years and now we can enjoy it not only in Lent, but all year round.
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Traditional Mexican Lenten dessert recipes
Sweet red wine ice cream
For the heat, or simply for the craving, we bring you this sweet red wine ice cream, very easy to prepare at home. Follow the instructions.
French toast with maple syrup and granola
Torrijas with maple syrup and granola are a traditional Lenten dessert. We invite you to prepare it at home and share it with your family.
Blueberry Nut Bread Pudding
This recipe is to pamper you. Learn how to make a rich blueberry walnut bread pudding. It will be your favorite.
You cannot say goodbye to Lent without having tasted this milk capirotada first. We tell you how to prepare it at home.
Alegrías de amaranth with piloncillo and dried fruits
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