Capirotada - Mexican recipe

Capirotada – Mexican recipe

of Capirotada It is a typical dessert in some states of Mexico. It consists of toasted or dry-aged bread sliced ​​and cooked with bananas, raisins, guar, etc.Topped with aba and peanuts, piloncillo syrup and grated table cheese.

This dish is mainly eaten during Lent. Known as bread pudding, it is a dessert that has been passed down with variations in various countries.

There are many variations depending on the region, and some recipes call for letting the ingredients sit for about two hours without using an oven.

material: For 8-10 people

  • 4 Bolillo or French rolls – approx. 220g
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 340 g piloncillo or 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 cups grated cheese
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut the rolls into 1cm thick pieces and spread butter on both sides. Place this layer on a baking sheet and cook for 3 minutes on each side until lightly toasted and dry. Remove and let cool.

In a large pot, combine water, piloncillo, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and make syrup.

Simmer the syrup uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 2 hours.

Pour into a strainer and discard the cinnamon stick and cloves. Set the syrup aside.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Arrange the ingredients in the following order to form layers: 1/3 of the toast, 1/3 of the raisins, 1/3 of the cheese, and evenly distribute 1 1/2 cups of the syrup over the cheese. Masu.

Wait 15 minutes, then place another third of the bread, raisins, cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of the syrup evenly over the cheese. Soak for another 15 minutes and place the remaining bread, raisins, cheese and syrup on top of the bread again. Let rest for another 15 minutes before baking.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil sprayed with nonstick spray and bake for 40 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.

Please enjoy warm.

Alicia lives in northern Mexico and proposes to her change: It is in a state where it is left to rest without being baked. Adding milk when serving will condense the milk and make it moist instead of dry. Also add peanuts, walnuts (without shells), grated coconut and dragees (small colored balls). Place the sliced ​​bananas and grated cheese on top of all the layers of bread, not between them.

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