In honor of the humble “poor knight’s pudding” (as it was known in Britain before the 100 year war), we are here to share some facts and recipes!
Fact: French toast is not French at all! The earliest reference goes back to 4th Century Rome and France didn’t exist then!
Fact: During Medieval times, this milk soaked toast was made to use up ever little bit of food. Nothing went to waste!
Fact: And now, in modern times, we have this delicious dish served in a multitude of ways and enjoy it for both breakfast and supper!
Are you ready for some delicious recipes? Well lets start with the basics…
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What you need:
- Loaf of day old French bread, unsliced (but any day old bread will work)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup half and half
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1-2 Tablespoons of butter
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups frozen berries
How to Do it:
Cut the bread into 1 to 2 inch slices.
Beat the eggs, cream, cinnamon and nutmeg in a shallow dish until well blended.
Lay the bread in the mixture and let sit for about 1 minute on each side, soaking up the egg and milk.
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Cook the toasts on medium heat until browned on both sides. Let the butter brown slightly, but be careful not to burn it.
Put two pieces of toast on each plate. Put the powder sugar in a mesh strainer and sift over each piece of toast. Top with the berries.
Serve hot – with or without syrup.
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