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:
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?
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