French Toast is my second recipe from my old home economics book. I recently found my old cookbook and have often wanted to cook my way through the book. So I am making a video series and a blog series where I will be cooking all the way through the cook book.
French toast is a great way to use up day old bread. In fact, some bread makes better French toast than others. If you have some old cinnamon raisin bread, Challah, or perhaps even some Texas Toast , you are in business to make French Toast. Essentially old bread (old does not mean moldy, don't eat moldy bread), is dipped into an egg batter and the bread is cooked with butter on a skillet or in a pan. This batter turns into a lovely concoction of eggy bread that you can serve with most anything.
You can serve French Toast with butter, syrup, powdered sugar, or even fruit. I have even had this done Russian style and it was served with smoked fish and white fish spreads. Making up a batch of French Toast is a great way to use up bread that is just past its prime, it is economical and best of all it is a very easy recipe to make.