Did you know this favorite breakfast dates all the way back to Ancient Rome?
I cannot imagine a better start to the day than French toast. Soft or crunchy on the outside, depending on the recipe, that cinnamon-scented delight is a favorite for many people.
Its original name is pain perdu (“lost bread”), and it simply refers to bread soaked in milk and egg; nowadays it’s usually fried, giving it a beautiful color and cooking that raw egg mixture. There are many varieties, using all kinds of bread—from humble sandwich bread to French brioche. Ideally, the bread should be a bit stale so it can soak in the milky mixture without falling apart. Variations of the recipe go as far back as the late Roman empire; fortunately, it survived to this day and can be found in one form or another on the menu of cafes and restaurants around the world. Even better, you can quickly make it for your loved ones in your kitchen!
The following recipe is a crunchy variation of French toast. Not quite “your mother’s French toast,” but just as delicious and addictive!