Today is Hump Day, as well as National French Toast Day.
November 28 is National French Toast Day!
Do I hear a “neh” to French toast?! No way! You got to be kidding. French toast is like the best thing ever. Look!
Whether swimming in maple syrup, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with fruit, French toast has had a special place on breakfast tables for many years, or even centuries. One of the earliest known references to French toast is in “Apicius”, a collection of Latin recipes, dates back to as early as 4th century. Back then, French toast was made differently, not soaked in eggs and milk which we love so much today.
Whether the French call it “pain perdu” (lost or wasted bread, suggesting that the dish is a use for bread which has forgotten or gone stale) or the English knows it as “poor knight’s pudding” (because it was a simple and inexpensive dish that a knight with no money could afford), no one could resist the buttery goodness of French toast.
Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, French toast marries well with any kind of topping (honey, Nutella, yogurt, bacon, tomato ketchup, cheese, cold cuts, ice cream, nuts, etc).
I am lucky to have some for lunch.
If you are wondering what to have for a nice change of pace dinner, here is something to try especially if you have not had it in a while. Make sure you say “oui, oui” to seconds if you’re lucky enough to enjoy this treat today.