Capirotoda

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"This is a Mexican bread pudding made with cheese and is traditionally served during Lent. Colaciones are Mexican anise candies."
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  1. Toast the French bread and break it into 2 inch pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. In a lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish, spread about half of bread pieces on the bottom of the dish; sprinkle with half of the raisins, nuts and cheese.
  4. Repeat with a second and final layer of bread, raisins, nuts and cheese. Put anise candies on top of mixture, if desired.
  5. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir brown sugar, cinnamon and water until it forms a syrup; pour half of the syrup over bread.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes and remove from oven; pour remaining syrup over bread and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

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I remember helping my mother make this when I was a kid. I loved it then and really enjoyed it now. I didn't have a recipe for it, so thank you for sharing!

I also remember my grandmother making Capirotoda for Easter. Lent, mainly on Fridays. I loved it at a small age and I will love it for the rest of my life. I wish I could cook it like grandma...

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