National French Toast Day – November 28
November 28th is National French Toast Day. Time to celebrate! If you’ve never had French Toast, it is very simply bread that has been soaked in an eggy mixture (usually egg and milk) then fried in butter or oil. The permutations expand from there but those are the basics. Interestingly, French Toast was not invented in France and is not particularly a French dish. It has been around since the Middle Ages and dates back to 4th century Rome in a cookbook attributed to Apicius. There it was called “Pan Dulcis” and it persists today.
We make it at home because we’re both fans of a fun breakfast in bed morning and French Toast is awesomely quick to produce. The egg mixture can be simple and the bread cooks up fast. If you wanted, you could have a tasty French Toast breakfast ready in 15 minutes or so. Here are a couple recipes to help you celebrate the awesome day.