One of great the attractiveness of the towns of Andalusia is without question its gastronomy. Thanks to it, we can know better the culture of the local towns. If you visit Alhaurin el Grande you will have the opportunity to taste dishes like 'gazpacho', typical soups, 'gachas', 'migas', 'cachorreñas', 'mojetes', etc. Also you can find all kind of desserts like the oil buns, 'mostachones', sponge cakes, bread rolls, 'empanadillas' are delicious and, of course, the fig's bread and 'torrijas'. In addition, the talent and dedication of the neighbour maintain traditions as the elaboration of olive oil, wine and vinegar for personal consumption. The most representative dishes are:
- 20 ounces of tomato
- 10 ounces of bread
- 7 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 2 garlics
- 2 red and green peppers
- 2 onions
- 1 cucumber
- 1 and a half tablespoon of water
- Mash the the cumin, the garlic and the soaked bread in a big mortar.
- Mix in a plastic bowl the chopped onion, the chopped tomato, the oil, the vinegar, the salt and the contents of the mortar.
- Then mash it with the mixer and add very cold water to mix everything.
- Add salt and strain it.
- Put it on the fridge before serving.
30 fluid ounces of milk
15 ounces honey
15 ounces sugar
Slices of bread
- Cut thick slices of bread for 'torrijas'.
- Mix both the milk and sugar in a deep bowl.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
- Dip the slices of bread in the sugared milk and eggs and fry them in a pan with boiling oil until golden brown.
- Then drain the torrijas well.
- Place the 'torrijas' on a serving dish and spill honey over them.
- Optionally you can add the sugared milk to the serving dish so that the 'torrijas' soak it up and become more spongy.