French Toast – The Solution for Using Stale Bread

Pain perdu, or French toast, is the French term for “lost bread”. The end product is a type of cake made with stale bread mixed with milk, eggs, and butter. Despite what the name says, the bread is not lost at all. In fact, the recipe allows us to repurpose stale bread that would otherwise just be thrown in the trash.

French toast fruit

The recipe for French toast dates all the way back to the 18th century. Wealthy French families would take the stale bread from the day and use it to make dessert. The dessert became quite popular throughout France, and today it can be found on menus throughout the world.

Simple French Bread Recipe

Here is the list of ingredients that we will need:

  • 600 grams of stale bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 50 ml of butter
  • 20 grams of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Some raspberry jam
mixing ingredients bowl

To get started, cut the bread into slices that are about ¾ of an inch thick. Next, get a large bowl and whisk the eggs with the eggs, sugar, and milk. Now that everything is mixed, dip the slices of bread into the liquid, making sure the bread is soaked on both sides. Put some butter in a pan and turn on the stove to medium. Place the soaked bread slices on the pan and cook them on both sides until golden brown.

Now that the French bread is ready, you can add whatever you prefer. You can start by topping off our French toast with a little raspberry jam. Honey and confectioner sugar are also great toppings that pair quite well together. Whatever you choose, the result will still be a sweet dish that was made possible by using stale bread that could have just been thrown away.

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