Fried Sugared Bread (Picatostes)
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 1
  • 1/2 loaf of day old, unsliced white bread
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil; for frying
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 Cup powdered sugar; approximately
  1. Cut bread in slices 3/4-inch thick. Cut slices lengthwise and crosswise to form cubes. Mix milk, water, and salt in bowl. Soak cubes, drain, and place on cloth or kitchen towel. Keep covered until you are ready to use them.
  2. Just before serving, dip cubes in flour and fry until golden in very hot olive oil. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve piled in a pyramid on a platter.
Recipe Source: THE SPANISH COOKBOOK by Barbara Norman

Comments: Picatostes are served with hot chocolate for the late afternoon snack known as the merienda. They must be freshly made.
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