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Baked French Toasts

Baked French Toasts

Or as the French call it "pain perdu", meaning "lost bread", because originally it was made with stale bread (which reminds me of a dish from my homeland, "budin", which is also made with the bread that is going stale), but that is not the only name it has: some call it "gypsy toast", "german toast", or even "torrijas" in Spanish; and they're old! I found some information that says there are records as old as the XV century.

I also found a very curious note, where they were re-named "Freedom Toasts" during the times of the Iraq war. But this is not a political blog, so we will call them french toasts.

All we need to make french toasts is bread, eggs, cinnamon and milk. The original recipe says that we must fried them in a pan, but, I like baked things better.

Mix the eggs, milk and cinnamon and soak the bread in it. Some people like to leave the bread soaking on this mixture overnight.



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Recipe - Baked French Toasts

Ingredients (8 Toasts):

  • 2 Eggs.
  • 8 slices of white bread.
  • 250 ml. milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Cooking spray
  • Icing sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven 180 degrees.
  • Mix the eggs, milk and cinnamon.
  • Place the bread into the egg mixture until well coated.
  • Grease a baking tray with cooking spray.
  • Add the bread to the tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the icing sugar or cinnamon.
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