One incredible culinary combination—eggs, milk, and cinnamon—can make a morning absolutely great when toast is dipped in it. Something about the aroma of it—savory and sweet—and the idea of dipping it in butter and syrup with a side of bacon or breakfast sausage and a large glass of orange juice are appealing. Even on the darkest days, the anticipation of this pleasure will motivate someone to get out of bed.
Everybody is encouraged to enjoy French toast for breakfast (or lunch, or even dinner!) on National French Toast Day, whether they do so alone or with a small group of friends or family.
Ahead of National French Toast Day, be ready!
When is National French Toast Day
On November 28, which is National French Toast Day, there is no need to stress over what to make for breakfast. That dense, sweet, and salty delicacy has become a mainstay of the American morning menu. Even thinking about this subject makes us want to get up late and have to breakfast. We are thrilled about National French Toast Day because of this.
National French Toast Day History
French toast is known by a variety of names depending on where it is eaten for breakfast. Eggy bread, German toast, poor knights’ pudding, and Bombay toast are a few of the amusing names. No matter what name it goes by, this delectable dish always contains the same essential components: whipped egg, milk (or cream), and bread.
This delicious sweet snack is made of bread slices that are fried in a mixture of milk and egg with the crucial addition of cinnamon. It is frequently served with sugar or syrup, fruit, or even a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
Because it was frequently cooked with stale or outdated bread, it is known in France as “pain perdu,” which literally translates to “lost bread.” The dish isn’t strictly recognized as having originated in France, despite the fact that most people like to call it French Toast.
The practice of soaking bread in milk before frying is mentioned in some ancient Latin recipes from the fourth century. In Germany in the fourteenth century, the term “poor knights’ pudding” was coined to describe the sweet treat because it was thought to be a reasonable meal for people without a lot of money to spend. It is now consumed all over the world for breakfast or as a sweet snack.
“Mozzarella en Carrozza,” a savory variation of this dish popular in Italy, calls for adding slices of mozzarella cheese to the egg-soaked bread before it is fried. ‘Mozzarella in a carriage’ is what this name actually means. In this instance, eggy bread is therefore acceptable both as a dessert and as a main course.
National French Toast Day Activities
What are some ways to observe National French Toast Day? So, to get things going, here are a few intriguing suggestions:
Place a restaurant order for French toast.
Of course, not every restaurant offers this particular dish, but many cafes and diners that provide breakfast or brunch-style meals ought to have it on their list of delicacies. Many chain restaurants are well-known for their breakfast selections, which frequently include mouthwatering French toast alternatives. The fact that it’s National French Toast Day may even prompt some of them to provide a discount!
- International Pancake House (IHOP). IHOP is a terrific place to satisfy your craving for French toast on this day because it has more than 1800 locations. They have locations all over the world, including the US, Canada, Guam, Dubai, Mexico, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. And in most places, the syrup is kept right on the table for easy access by guests to the maple or berry!
- Robert Evans This midwestern US restaurant’s delightful French toast dish is made from thick slices of Brioche bread. Remember to serve some of their renowned breakfast sausages on the side.
- Crabtree & Evelyn. Although it is difficult to top Mama’s French Toast, it is available at Cracker Barrel outlets all around the southeastern United States. It’s a creative twist on this mouthwatering classic made with their renowned freshly baked sourdough bread.
- Denny’s. This vintage cafe opened in the 1950s and continues to offer scrumptious breakfast fare day and night. French toast is just one of the many breakfast options that Denny’s provides at its more than 1700 locations worldwide in at least 14 different nations.
Homemade French Toast Recipe
This is an excellent use for any stale bread you may have in the kitchen. Because older slices will be able to soak up the delicious egg and milk combination without falling apart, the recipe often calls for bread that is at least a day old. When it has finished frying, feel free to top it with as much butter, jam, syrup, fruit, or honey as you wish. If you’re feeling particularly decadent, you might want to add a swirl of cream on top!
Prepare a Few Creative French Toast Recipes
Consider elevating French Toast by including unique ingredients for a fun change of pace. A little brown sugar, nutmeg, orange or lemon zest, or other spices are a few suggestions.
Use these innovative recipes or be inventive in the kitchen and create some of your own:
French toast in pancake form. This dish contains the typical components and tops the toast with thick slices of banana in addition to the brioche bread.