Take a mixture of eggs, milk and cinnamon and dip some bread in. What you will have is the beginning of french toast. The savory sweet smell of the dip, the bread while cooking and toasted waiting on your plate has my mouth watering all ready. French Toast Day occurs on November 28th and honors an amazing breakfast treat.
French Toast dates back and was also known as eggy bread, German toast, poor knights pudding, Bombay toast. No matter the name the main ingredients stayed the same being of egg, milk or cream and bread. The bread slices fried in a mixture of milk and egg has traditionally been served with sugar or syrup and fruit. In France the dish would have been made with stale or old bread and be known as "pain perdu" or "lost bread"
This dish may have been original to somewhere else rather than France. Ancient latin recipes from the 4th century mention dictate soaking bread in milk before frying. A bit later in fourteenth century Germany the term "poor knights" pudding was a frugal dish and a sweet treat. Italy served up a savory version called mozzarella en carrozza where egg soaked bread sandwiched slices of mozzarella cheese before fried. So as you can see French Toast no matter the name can be served every meal from breakfast to dinner or supper and include dessert as well.
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