It’s National French Toast Day! with Linky!

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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…

french-toastKeep going after the “basic” recipes and add your own to our list!  The link up will be open from 11/28 through 12/3 – Help us honor the humble toast!

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.

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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.

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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.

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Serve hot – with or without syrup.

 

Serves 4

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And now – help us make the French toast list of lists!  Add your own French Toast recipe here!


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8 Responses to It’s National French Toast Day! with Linky!

  1. Audrey says:

    Oh! I hope more people link up. I don’t think I have any French Toast recipes to share with you. But we do enjoy it quite often.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

  2. Nikki Gwin says:

    I have so many french toast recipes pinned that I want to try, but haven’t yet!

  3. Teresa says:

    Oh, this sounds absolutely delicious! Happy National French Toast Day, and thank you for sharing!

  4. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST. Pinned, Yummed, Tweeted!

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