French toast reminds me of my childhood days when I would rush to the school and my mom would prepare this quickie breakfast and give me the French toast for eat. French toast is one of the easiest and simple breakfasts for all those mothers who are in a rush to run to the office and on the days when it had been late to sleep and early to rise, this is the right dish to prepare in a jiffy.
French toast or ‘poor knights’ is a common breakfast item prepared by frying a piece of breadsoaked in an egg batter mixture. Normally French toast was developed as a way to use day old stale bread. French toast is a breakfast dish served in North America and few other countries in Europe and is occasionally called eggy bread in United Kingdom.
French toast is a Christmas time dessertin Portugual and Brazil (rabanada) and a Easter dessert in Spain (torrijas). According to history, the first French toast dates back to the reign of Henry V in England and was called the pain perdu. Pain perdu means lost bread. Its likely said that French toast was not created in France but was created in Spain.
A recipe of French toast dates back to the medieval times and shows that the French toast existed in the 15th century in Spain. In France, pain perdu is considered to be a dessert, and not a breakfast food item. Traditionally French toast is made with bread and eggsadding little milk, sugar and cinnamonpowder.
This versatile dish is often topped with sugar, butter, fruit, syrup, or other items. To make the French toast, you need have thick slices of bread. Take milk or curd add to beaten egg and season with cinnamon powder and sugar if desired. Soak the bread slice in the mixture and toss it on both sides. Cook over a slow flame on a flat griddle till both sides cooked properly and turn slightly golden brown in color. Serve hot with maple syrup or honey.
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Usually French toast is served with several kinds of toppings similar to those used forpancakes, waffles, and toast like maple syrup, fruit syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar, honey, strawberries etc. Sprinkle some cinnamon on your toast. It enhances the flavor and taste of the French toast and cinnamon is believed to improve vitality, boost energy and increase circulation and its helps in digestion of fruits and diary products.
There are several variations of the French toast, where you can make a stuffed French toast with two pieces of French toast stuffed with any fruit of your choice and top it with butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar. In the United Kingdom it is often savory and known as "eggy bread" or "Gypsy toast" or "bread dipped in egg" in South East Wales.
It is sometimes known as "Poor Knights of Windsor". Another name occasionally used is "French fried bread" but this should not be confused with "fried bread", which is white bread fried in butter or fat left over from frying bacon or sausages. Sometimes it is served with ketchup.
One variation has marmite spread on the bread before dipping. In Scotland it is also served with sliced sausages, served like a sandwich. In India, the version is salted rather than sweet. The egg is beaten with milk, salt, green chili and chopped onion.
Bread is dunked into this mixture and is deep fried in butter or cooking oil. It is normally served with ketchup. In Sri Lanka and Burma, it is known as Bombay Toast.
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Author : fatemaa...
Published On : Jun 25, 2009
Preparation Time: 10min
Recipe Type : Breads
Cooking Time : 5 min
Standing Time : 5
Yield : 4 (4 servings)
Ingredient : Bread
Description : There are many ways to make french toast here are few
Take milk or curd add to beaten eggs season with cinnamon pdr add sugar if desired soak the bread slice in the mixture on both sides cook on a slow flame on flat griddle till cooked on both sides serve hot with maple syrup
if it is salty serve with ketchup if sweet serve with cream