The Yucatecan dessert called Caballeros Pobres

The Caballeros Pobres is a simple but appreciated dessert from the state of Yucatan in Mexico; it is made from stale bread and a few more ingredients. You will find the Caballeros Pobres in most restaurant’s menus in the Yucatan peninsula, yet this is a fairly easy dessert to do…

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How to make Caballeros Pobres


* 4 medium French baguette bread
* 5 eggs
* 2 cups milk
* 10 tablespoons sugar
* 2 cloves
* 1 teaspoon powdered allspice
* 3/4 cup sliced ​​blanched almonds or raisins
* 3 cinnamon sticks
* 4 cups water
* a few teaspoons powdered sugar to garnish
* oil


1) Cut each baguette into 8 slices, then soak with milk, so that the bread slices are very moist, but not overly soaked and dripping

2) Separate the egg whites, then beat the whites until stiff, then add the yolks and mix well. Pour the eggs over the pieces of bread, then fry in butter.

3) Drain while we will prepare the syrup that we will serve with them; to prepare the syrup we boil the water with the sugar, cloves, allspice and cinnamon until this mixture becomes thick.

Dip the fried bread slices in the syrup, place on individual plates then refrigerate approximately 1 hour before serving.

4) Sprinkle some powdered sugar over each plate, then some almonds and raisins over; serve your cabelleros pobres...

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