Usually, I eat a lot of bread at home and there is no room for leftovers but sometimes when I buy or cook way too much of it, it just gets super thick and I guess this is the most common problem people have with their bread sometimes.
But there is an amazing way to recover it and from a thick old bread, you will have an amazing breakfast or a treat during the day. It's what I usually do, and today I'd like to share with you this easy delicious recipe which saved me from throwing food away, way too many times.
But before we actually jump to the recipe there are a couple of facts which are really interesting to share!
The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of Latin recipes dating to the 4th or 5th century, where it is described as simply aliter Dulcia (“another sweet dish”). The recipe says to “slice fine white bread, remove the crust, and break it into large pieces. Soak these pieces in milk and beaten egg, fry in oil, and cover with honey before serving. In 1887, a recipe for American Toast appeared in the White House Cookbook. It called for soaking and cooking bread in the same manner as French toast.
In France, the dish is called “pain perdu,” meaning “lost bread.” Why lost bread? Originally, people made French toast from stale bread in order to make use of bread that would otherwise have been thrown away.
In the United States, restaurants usually serve French toast with butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar, but the possibilities are endless. French toast can be topped with just about anything.
So I think it's time to jump straight to the recipe!
Prep: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Servings: 2 portions
Calories per serving: 314 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
5 slices of old bread
1 cup soy milk (or any other milk)
1 tbsp sweetener of choice (work well with maple syrup, agave syrup)
2 tbsp all-purpose flour (or any other flour)
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional but good)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch of salt
1-2 tsp oil for frying (vegetable, coconut butter)
Step 1: In a shallow dish combine together the soy milk, sweetener, flour, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Step 2: Heat a frying pan with some oil in it.
Step 3: Take one slice of bread and soak it completely in the mixture to make sure all of the sides and the edges are covered. (if your bread is toot thick soak every slice for around 2 minutes)
Step 4: Place the soaked slice into a pan and fry for around 2 minutes then flip and fry for another 2 min.
Step 5: Repeat with other slices.
Step 6: Serve with fresh berries, bananas, nut butter, chocolate, or powdered sugar.