French Toast: Thank the Romans

French Toast with Dark Chocolate and Berries. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

French Toast: Thank the Romans

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French Toast: Thank the Romans

It’s been called a lot of things, but it wasn’t officially “French Toast” until 1660, according to Smithsonian. However, even then it wasn’t the French Toast we’ve come to enjoy today. It first hit the culinary scene around the fourth-century in a Roman cookbook attributed to Apicius. Its different iterations have included using stale bread, leaving out the eggs, leaving out the milk, soaking in wine, covering with honey and more.

Today, French Toast remains a favorite treat and not just for breakfast. In honor of National French Toast Day, we offer some scrumptious recipes.

Boozy Baked French Toast

Boozy Baked French Toast. Photo Lance Mellenbruch.

This indulgent breakfast recipe is designed to be made the night before to save you time in the morning. With Irish cream, maple syrup, and loads of butter you might still end up being late to work because you refuse to leave the table! Recipe here.

French Toast with Dark Chocolate and Berries

French Toast with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Berries. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Chocolate for breakfast! Make the week extra special with this indulgent French toast recipe made with rustic artisan-style country bread griddled golden and delicious topped with a colorful medley of fresh berries and luscious dark chocolate sauce. Recipe here.

New England French Toast Charlotte

New England French Toast Charlotte. Photo: Jim Bailey, The Yankee Chef.

This recipe is meant to mimic the taste of a sweet, cinnamon-scented French Toast breakfast while being served as a dessert. The aroma of this treat coming from the oven while it is baking is fantastic. Recipe here.

French Toast with Peaches and Raspberries

French Toast with Peaches and Raspberries. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Peaches and raspberries are the perfect addition of light sweetness to buttery French toast that’s great with a side of crispy bacon or sizzling sausage. Who needs syrup when you can top your French toast with fresh fruit glazed in raspberry? Recipe here.

And for a little kicker? How about this French Toast Flip Cocktail? 
French Toast Flip cocktail by Joseph Magnus

French Toast Flip cocktail by Joseph Magnus

This cocktail gives you all of the warm and fuzzy feelings of a crisp morning spent snuggling in a warm blanket. Using Maple Guild Organic Grade A Maple Syrup, heavy cream, actual eggs and a delicious bourbon, this is the recipe for an ultimate cocktail experience. Recipe here.

Enjoy French Toast Day!

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