The capirotada is a dessert that consists of toasted bread bathed in piloncillo honey flavored with cloves, cinnamon and sometimes pepper. The most common ingredients among the different variants are raisins, peanuts, and cheese. It is a dessert traditionally consumed during Lent. However, it can be prepared throughout the year since its ingredients are not typical of the season.
The first knowledge we have about the capirotada dates back to Roman times. They had a similar dish but it was salty and contained meat. It arrived in Mexico with the conquest of the Spanish and over the years it has been adapted to the end according to the recipe as we know it today, it is also said that the introduction of the cheese to the capirotada came from the state of Zacatecas .