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NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

donmedeirosdonmedeiros Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

What better way to celebrate yesterday's win than a nice brunch with French Toast.

NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch.  

Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base consists of eggs and milk whisked together. Bread is dipped into the mixture and fried until golden. Many people also add some sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the base.

The flavor of French toast can be brightened with a squeeze of fresh orange or stuffed with sauteed apples and cinnamon. Make French toast kid-friendly by cutting it into sticks. Then dip the sticks into syrup. Substitute sugary syrup with a fruit puree and fresh fruit pieces. Nuts and seeds add crunch to this delicious breakfast fare, and don’t forget the whipped cream! Just a dollop goes a long way.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFrenchToastDay

Make French toast as part of a big breakfast. Freeze leftovers for easy breakfasts later in the week. Have breakfast for dinner. Share your favorite French toast recipes. Do you love cinnamon and vanilla? What’s the best fruit toppings? Add apple butter or another jam. Share your favorite combinations using #NationalFrenchToastDay to post on social media.

Give these recipes a try:

French Toast Sticks

French Toast

Apple Stuffed French Toast

French Toast FAQ

Q. How do I get the edges of my French toast crispy?

A. Perfect French toast puffs up a bit and has a slightly crispy exterior. If your French toast leans more toward the soggy side, try these tips for firmer, crispier French toast.

1. Set your bread out the night before and let it go stale. Stale bread holds up better than fresh when you’re making French toast.

2. Don’t use too much dairy. Sometimes we get pour happy and overdo the amount of milk we use.

3. Add something sweet to the egg and milk mixture like a squeeze of orange juice or a little sugar. When the sugar caramelizes, it will add a crispy texture to the edges of your French toast.

4. Make sure your skillet or griddle is hot enough but not too hot. The sweet spot will depend on the oil you’re using, but it’s usually between medium and medium-high heat.

Q. What is French toast called in other parts of the world?

A. The term “French toast” is primarily used in the United States. However, similar dishes served in the rest of the world go by a variety of names including:

Poor knights (arme riddere) – Denmark, Norway, and Germany

Bombay toast – India

Eggy bread or Gypsy toast – United Kingdom

Lost bread (pain perdu) – France and New Orleans

Used in a sentence: Dan Mullen can sleep late these days and enjoy French Toast for brunch.

Comments

  • philipsmith99philipsmith99 Posts: 779 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I too love French toast.

  • Bigjohnson92Bigjohnson92 Posts: 564 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited November 2021

    Yum. But hold the syrup. Cinnamon and sugar blend for me.

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