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Fried Sugared Bread - {Picatostes}

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

Cuisine: Spanish
Courses: Dessert, Snacks
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2   Loaf of day old, unsliced white bread
1 cup 237mlMilk
1 cup 237mlWater
1/3 cup 20g / 0.7ozFlour
1/2 cup 118mlOlive oil - for frying
1   Salt
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozPowdered sugar - approximately

Recipe Instructions

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.

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.

THE SPANISH COOKBOOK by Barbara Norman - Published by Bantam Books, Inc. (c) 1969


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