French Toast is a type of dish where pan fried bread rolled in a mixture of milk and eggs. A very old recipe which dates back to the Medieval period where old stale bread is revived by moistening it and reheating, people living those times need to use every bit of food before to feed their families specially during tough times. It just not saves the old bread it even adds additional nutrients by adding eggs for protein sustenance but this does not mean that the poor people only prepare this kind of dish even the wealthy enjoyed it as cookbooks during that time already had featured this but only the finest breads are used with their crusts off.
I love this as a breakfast specially when served with honey or maple syrup, indeed it is a good way of reusing stale bread, how about you what are the other ways you use stale ingredients?
any old bread, such as thick sliced loaf, ciabatta or baguette (for best results don’t use soft bread)
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup honey
pinch of salt
- Mix together cream, honey, salt and beaten eggs in a shallow bowl.
- Prepare a non-stick pan, add a small amount of butter and place it in low heat.
- Quickly soak each bread in the egg mixture, sprinkle cinnamon powder on top then place it on the pan, brown each side. Do it with the remaining bread then serve with maple syrup.