Daily Recipe: Vanilla French Toast
Everyone loves a good breakfast recipe. Seeing as we get great bread from Easy Tiger, it makes sense to feature a french toast recipe. And seeing as we’re on a history kick, here’s a little background about the origin of French toast.
The popular story is that it was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use all the food they could find to feed their families. They knew that the old, stale bread could be used when it was moistened and heated. They would also add eggs for additional moisture and protein.
Turns out that recipes for french toast can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. The original name for the dish is pain a la Romaine, or Roman bread. In Apicius Cooker and Dining in Imperial Rome (the oldest known cookbook in existence), there is a recipe that is crazily similar to the modern-day recipe for this breakfast favorite.
French toast is truly timeless.
We wanted to keep it simple with our recipe, using some vanilla and cinnamon to amp up the flavor. Happy eating!
Vanilla French Toast
From: Taste of Home
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 slices day-old bread
- Maple syrup or cinnamon-sugar
In a shallow bowl, beat eggs; add the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Soak bread for 30 seconds on each side. Cook on a greased griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve with syrup or cinnamon and sugar.