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!