french toast

french toast. Image credit: unsplash

Don’t throw out that stale bread, make French Toast!

You can use up stale slice of bread by dipping them in egg and making a sweet French toast served with berries and syrup.

french toast

french toast. Image credit: unsplash

There is loaf in the bread bin that hasn’t been eaten all week and unfortunately the bread has turned stale. If you’re thinking of throwing the rest of it away, please don’t! Let’s make some french toast instead.

It turns out that slightly stale bread is actually the best for making French toast because stale bread absorbs more of the egg mixture than fresh bread.

The origins of French toast are not entirely clear, but long before this sweet or savoury snack was called “French toast” similar recipes were being whipped up all around the world.

One of the earliest versions has been traced back to the Roman Empire.

In France, the dish is called “pain perdu” meaning “lost bread”. Instead of losing the bread, rescue it and turn it into a luxurious breakfast.

French Toast

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Linda Kaumphawi Course: BreakfastCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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A breakfast that will put a smile on any face.


  • 2 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 milk

  • 2 tablespoons 2 sugar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 vanilla essence

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon 1 butter

  • 6 6 slices of white stale bread

  • maple syrup (to serve)

  • berries (optional)

  • sliced banana (optional)


  • Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Place each slice of bread into the milk egg mixture, allowing the bread to soak in some of it.
  • Melt butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the French toast until browned on one side, then flip and brown the other side.
  • Serve with hot maple syrup, fresh berries and banana.

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