Torrijas, the Easter dessert par excellence

The torrijas, the traditional dessert and the sweet star of Holy Week, is one of the most cooked and versioned recipe in history: from the typical ones with milk or wine, to the most modern ones with chocolate, custard and honey.

Easy and quick to cook, from GGOlive we leave you a simple recipe to enjoy this delicacy this weekend or whenever you feel like it 🙂

Ingredients for 4 people, approximately

  • 1 loaf of bread (from the same day or the day before)
  • 600 ml. milk (whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed)
  • 3 eggs
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle
  • cinnamon stick
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Oh! Organic Early Harvest


  1. Boil the milk with two cinnamon sticks and the sugar. While the milk is heating, cut the loaf of bread into slices about 2 cm. thick.
  2. When the milk reaches a boil, pour it into a deep plate where the slices of bread will later be soaked. Prepare another deep dish and beat the eggs.
  3. Heat a pan with the AVOE Oh! Organic Early Harvest over high heat so that the torrijas are made quickly and do not get smeared with oil. With the hot oil in the pan and the beaten egg prepared in another dish, dip the slices of bread in the milk dish, but not all at once, but one by one

  4. When they are soft, but without crumbling, take them one by one and coat them in the beaten egg, and from there, transfer them to the oil, fry them and brown them on both sides.
  5. Once toasted, place them on a plate on a kitchen paper to drain the rest of the oil, and sprinkle the cinnamon

Bon Appetite!

Benefits of EVOO

Everyone knows that olive oil is an inexhaustible source of health; is the ingredient that contributes to the longevity and well-being of certain populations (only Italians and Spaniards, for example, consume around 13 liters of olive oil per person per year). But, do you really know what all the benefits it brings? We summarize them for you next:

  • contributes to reducing the level of LDL cholesterol (the “bad one”), since it has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids.
  • oleouropein, a substance present in olive oil, reduces levels of blood glucose after meals, which helps reduce the possibility of suffer from diabetes.
  • helps slow down the aging process of the heart and prevent cardiovascular diseases, since it acts in a very positive way in the prevention of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
  • It is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K, and helps maintain healthy bones, preventing them from breaking down fracture and reducing the possibility of suffering bone diseases.
  • favors the change of the intestinal bacterial flora, a fact that is related to prevention of colorectal cancer.
  • during pregnancy, improves the health of pregnant women and children in their two early life.
  • improves sexual capacity and is beneficial in the healing process of wounds.

Olive oil and superstition

Today is Friday the 13th!

Considered a day of bad luck and superstition in most Anglo-Saxon cultures, we took the opportunity to learn more about one of the biggest superstitions related to oil. “Spilling oil brings bad luck,” our grandparents used to say, often performing strange forms of ex-conjuration and looking with regret at the stained napkin that, at that time, could not use the degreasing power of modern detergents.

Undoubtedly, many beliefs around olive oil have their origin in the important role it plays in religions and in its close relationship with the sacred. In Hebrew, Christ was called machiah (anointed) and, in the Christian liturgy, the use of olive oil in the sacraments plays a determining role.

Formerly, also the French kings were consecrated through an anointing with miraculous oil, which was said to have been brought by a dove to Saint Remigius, when he baptized Clovis.

And you, are you superstitious?

The “cure” of the month of May

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the result of a careful comprehensive process that occupies us 12 months of the year. We put all the love, illusion and effort always preserving the ancient process and incorporating only that technology that allows us to maintain or improve it.

During the month of May we carry out the “cure”, or what is the same, the treatment of the plant cover of the tree, with products that help protect against pests and that provide food and amino acids, as well as clean the soil.

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National nutrition day

Tomorrow, May 28, the National Nutrition Day is celebrated, an event that is intended to remind the population of the importance of acquiring healthy eating habits.

Both olive oils and fats are a key component in our diet, since they contribute to the exquisiteness of the diet. From a nutritional point of view, the high energy value of the olive oil must be highlighted, in addition to its contribution of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D and E).

This Saturday we visited «Los Porches Market», in Alcobendas (Madrid)

Summer is coming and with it, the best plans. If you still haven’t thought about what to do this weekend, we have a great plan for you!

Come and discover our olive oils at «Los Porches Market», the Pop-up fancy market that is held at the Los Porches Shopping Center, in La Moraleja (Alcobendas, Madrid) on the first Saturday mornings of the month. Already consolidated as a reference fixed market in the northern part of the Community, this market brings you all the news with a different shopping plan accompanied by a gastronomic proposal from the restaurants of the area. A plan for everyone with a children’s activity area for the little ones to enjoy: face-painting, fairground games, giant balls, sack races… and a very special decoration.

GGOlive will be present to present all its products; the best Extra Virgin olive oils made with the best quality and produced in the province of Jaén.

One of its market exhibitors is Fundación Más+, a solidarity aid entity that promotes and executes development cooperation programmes, projects and activities in the fields of education, health, culture and sports.

Do not miss it! We wait for you at:

Los Porches Market Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Los Porches Shopping Center Begonia Street, 135 28109 Alcobendas (Madrid)

Traditional “salmorejo” recipe

The heat is coming and with it one of the freshest foods in our Mediterranean diet; the Salmorejo. A cold soup or thick cream that is eaten alone or accompanied by small pieces of boiled egg and iberian ham. It can be prepared by mashing the ingredients patiently in a mortar, or with the help of a blender or a kitchen robot. Although some people add extra ingredients to those we are going to list, the traditional recipe is made only with tomatoes, bread, salt, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Let’s go there!

Ingredients for six people

  • 1kg of tomatoes
  • 200 gr of loaf bread
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 150 ml of extra virgin olive oil Oh! Family Selection
  • To start, we wash and crush the tomatoes (no need to peel them)
    • In a bowl, place the bread and cover it with the crushed tomatoes, leaving it to soak for 10 minutes.

Bon Appetite!

In June, olive harvest is arising

If we talk about olive cultivation, June is a very interesting month for the development of the future olive fruit. Having had a remarkable fruit set, now is the time to balance the nutritional needs of the olive tree and provide all the energy necessary for the final fruit development. From now until  september, you have to water olive trees and eliminate the stems that grow on the trunks and that prevent the sap to the branches and fruits. Sometimes it is even necessary to re-fertilize the soil.

This year… we celebrate with you the pride of being unique. Of being different!

Surprise yourself with our olive oils! We have prepared a special edition to celebrate “gay pride day” with you; buy 2 500ml bottles of our best Early Harvest oil, recognized worldwide, and get 1 free 500ml bottle of the Family Selection.

Our olive oil is the result of a careful comprehensive process that occupies us 12 months of the year; an ancient process with the most advanced technology. Celebrate Pride with us with the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

Discover us and surprise yourself!

Our liquid gold, one more year, gold medal at the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC)

From Green Gold Olive Oil Company we are happy to share our Early Harvest picual extra virgin olive oil has been named one of the Best Olive Oils in the World in 2022. And it has been awarded again with the GOLD AWARD for the Jury of the NYIOOC, the most important World Olive Oil Contest in the sector at an international level, as they did in 2017, 2018 and last 2021.

This recognition pride us and push us to greater commitment and also encourage us to continue with our work and daily effort and passion