Rabanadas are a very typical Christmas dish in the Portuguese culture.

• 800 ml of milk
• 100 g of sugar
• 1 lemon peel
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 8 thick slices of baguette bread
• 3 eggs
• 500 ml of oil for frying
• 2 tablespoons of sugar (for sprinkling)
• cinnamon (for sprinkling)


  1. Heat the milk with 100 g of sugar, the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick, without boiling. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Soak the slices of bread in warm milk. Reserve.
  3. Wrap each slice of bread in the previously beaten egg as you fry the bread.
  4. Fry in abundant hot oil, on both sides, until the slices get golden.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper. Reserve.
  6. Sprinkle the sugar and the cinnamon on top of the Rabanadas.
  7. Eat it and enjoy! ?

Recipe by Carolina Ramon da Fonseca and photo by Margarida Morais

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