French Toast – Brunch recipes

Brunch on the terrace - Muy Mio Plaza - French toast

French toast

Create your favourite!

3Prep Time

7Cook Time

10Total Time

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- 2 eggs
- 80 ml milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 spoon sugar
- 4-6 slice of rustic bread (better if we use two days old bread because it needs to be a bit dry)
- Butter
- Maple Syrup/Miel y Plátano/Nutella y Fresas/Frutas del Bosque y Nata…
- Sugar glass


  1. 1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. 2. Melt some butter over a large skillet on medium high heat.
  3. 3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture but not too much of it.
  4. 4. Put the bread in the hot skilled and fry until brown on both sides.
  5. 5. Serve with butter and syrup (or the combination you prefer)
  6. 6. Decorate with sugar glass


Calories: 1334 cal
Carbohydrates: 217 g
Fat: 29 g
Sodium: 1827 g
Cholesterol: 409 g
Protein: 53 g
Fiber: 9 g

This dish has different names, not only depending on the language you speak. The popular story about this dish tells us that it was created by medieval European cooks, who knew that old bread could be revived when moisted with milk and enriched with eggs.  In France this recipe is, in fact, called pain perdu (lost bread). In Spain is called torrija mostly served as a savoury dish in Easter time due to the big quantity of left over bread during the 40 days before Easter, when people couldn’t eat any meat and still produced the same quantity of bread.

There is some even older recipes dated back to the IV or V century when the today called “French toast” was simply called another sweet dish. In those cases the recipes weren’t just a food of the poor. Some of them employed white bread (very expensive at the time) and expensive spices. Moreover, is important to note that until very recently, cookbooks were written only for the upper class, people who were actually able to read.

Nowadays French Toast is a typical dish in a brunch and you can find it in any different version.

After this short story of French Toast, let’s prepare them!!!

Or if you prefer you can visit one of the places in Barcelona where they prepare delicious French Toast. Here some example:

French Toast with baked plum and mascarpone

Caravelle – French Toast with baked plum and mascarpone

Muy Mio Plaza - French toast with carameled banana and honey

Muy Mio Plaza – French toast with carameled banana and honey

Elsa y Fred - French toast with fruit

Elsa y Fred – French toast with fruit

For the most adventurous who want to try some elaborate French toast recipes, I have found this interesting web.

Filled French toast, baked, with fruit, vanilla, mascarpone and much more, which one is your favourite?

Write your comment and send us pictures of yours French toast! 😉



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