It’s National French Toast Day! with Linky!

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.


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.


Serves 4

© Copyright 2016 The Lazy Gastronome

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

This entry was posted in Breakfast, Brunch, Main dish, Meatless and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 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!

  5. Bernice Hill says:

    How delicious! I grew up with my mom’s fluffy homemade white bread and this was our Sunday breakfast treat. This recipe is exactly how my mom made it. Now that we have kids, we find it easier to make in bulk on our blackstone. You can make everyone’s French toast at the same time!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.