Saturday, April 14, 2012

A few days ago, I made one of my husband's favorite desserts.  He loves peach cobbler and he loves capirotada, I don't know which one he likes best but the latter one, he will eat a 9x13 baking dish full of it in just a matter of 3 to 4 days.  Yes, the name sounds weird but it is a family tradition of many years handed down from my grandmother to my mother and now me.  Hopefully, someday, my daughter will make this for her husband/kids/friends.  Capirotada is a bread pudding of sorts, that's the best way I can describe it. 

I don't really have a recipe for it as I pretty much just eyeball the amounts of each ingredient and make it that way.  It is a simple dish that includes bananas, raisins, bread, cinnamon, cheese and piloncillo/brown sugar but it does taste good.  I make it every year for Easter.  While I make it, the house smells wonderful with all the aroma of the ingredients - especially the cinnamon, wafting from the kitchen.  I enjoy making it but what I really enjoy is watching others enjoy eating it.