French toast, also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights, or Torrija, is a dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried. – Wikipedia
Back before I knew gluten was a problem for me I would go almost every Sunday morning to my favorite breakfast place and order French toast, 3 strips of bacon and black coffee. Breakfast is my favorite food. Breakfast for dinner is my favorite thing ever…TBH
Sadly, my breakfasts nowadays are without bread of any kind. After about 5 years of no (or very little) gluten I do my best to keep things simple. Trading out gluten filled foods for gluten free (GF) alternatives (like GF bread) leaves me feeling disappointed (and poor, since GF bread is like $5 a loaf and it’s a tiny loaf at that.) So, I usually skip it and stick to foods that are naturally GF (meat, fruit, veggies).
But, I’m not super human for gawdsakes. I can only go so long without some kind of cereal or bread item. GF flatbreads are pretty good substitutes for crackers and most of the GF breads are okay if you toast them. Mmmm, toast.
I’ve tried using sheer willpower to say goodbye to breads and baked goods forever but you know how that goes…you feel deprived and end up wanting it more, or worse, you make terrible food choices, and even worse design choices. Really, I once mocked up an entire website and bought the domain name for hellofrenchtoast.com. It would focus on my quest for decent GF French toast, my life as a notorious introvert, a little crime fighting, and pics of my dog, of course…but mostly the French toast thing. It was gonna be HUGE…so huge it would inspire a chain of dog cafés that served French toast a million ways (along with the requisite 3 strips of bacon and coffee) which would then inspire a novel, and a screenplay, and well…you know the rest…all proceeds to homeless pets, my teeth are magically straight, I’m thin…but not too thin…and I end up married to a gorgeous Irish guy, obvs.
You probably think I’m joking about all this, but I’m not:
Why am I telling you all about this? Maybe it’s because I really, really, really want to make GF French toast for dinner tonight. It might be completely terrible…but I think this is one of those times I gotta just go for it…at least it’ll be cheaper than a domain name.
Oh, and if anyone wants hellofrenchtoast.com it’s available – I KNOW! I can hardly believe it either! ♡
click here for recipe I’m using
Photo Credit: Joseph Gonzalez