Have you ever had French toast cheesecakes? There are so many different variations of cheesecakes. Just when I have thought I heard them all, I find a new one. French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts, especially when we go out to have it. It is something about not making it? Maybe that is the key to enjoying french toast when you go out versus making it for yourself at home.
Who Made the First French Toast?
First off, French toast is not French at all. This delicious breakfast item was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use every bit of food they could find to feed their families. They knew old, stale bread (French term *pain perdu* literally means *lost bread*) could be revived when moistened and heated.
Most cooks would have added eggs for extra moisture and protein. Medieval recipes for “french toast” also suggest this meal was enjoyed by the wealthy. Which makes sense to me as it always has seemed it was more expensive in restaurants. Cookbooks at this time were written by and for the wealthy.