Capirotada: Mexican Bread Pudding with Cheese
Capirotada Recipe Video
How does bread pudding with cheese sound?
Pero delicious, and you know it, if you’ve ever eaten Mexican Capirotada, an amazing bread pudding with cheese, nuts, conchas (or pan dulce), shredded coconut and piloncillo and cinnamon.
Tiki Tiki Contributor Nicole Presley of Presley’s Pantry has done a webisode that is whimsical and funny to watch, detailing the step-by-step for making this traditional bread pudding. (There’s even a genie involved…)
Capirotada usually is a popular recipe and dish served during Lent, by the way…but, here it is because it still is Spring and bread pudding is good all year long. Can I get an Amen?
According to Wikipedia, the recipe ingredients carry symbolism for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans:
“The basic ingredients carry a rich symbolism to the Passion of Christ, and the dish is viewed by many Mexican and Mexican-American families as a reminder of the suffering of Christ on Good Friday. The bread is for the Body of Christ, the syrup is his blood, the raisins are the nails of the cross, and the whole cinnamon sticks are the wood of the cross. The melted cheese stands for the Holy Shroud.”
If you want the complete Capirotada Mexican bread pudding recipe, you can visit her delicious blog, Presley’s Pantry.
Do you love Capirotada?