French Toast is a yummy luscious breakfast treat in the US with a French twist … but do you know the humble creation and unglamorous origin of French Toast ?
French toast, also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights, or Torrija, is a dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried. In French, we call French Toast “pain perdu” which literally translates as “lost bread”. In the old days nothing went to waste and old or stale bread or pain rassis was just recycled into a delicious treat. Dipped in milk, eggs and sugar with a dash of cinnamon then baked or fried it became known in the US as “French Toast” as we enjoy it today!
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I have actually found out during my time in Canada that Americans put way too much eggs in their french toast recipe, which ends with a weird omelette taste and a strong yellow color !
My advice : less eggs guys ! 😉