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mummytojames Thu 13-Jan-05 23:26:15

as some of you well know i have been trying to cut back on my food bill and make more simple meals well the other day i thought i havet had eggy bread in ages and ds has never tried it so i told dp that for tea that night we were having eggy bread with ham on the side and he looked at me as if i was stupid and asked what it was so explained and he laughed at me and told me not to be silly its not eggy bread its french toast so what do you call it before we start bickering again next time i make it

pixiefish Thu 13-Jan-05 23:26:49

french toast

Frizbe Thu 13-Jan-05 23:27:17

I'd call it common old eggy bread, but if ya wanna be posh call it french toast!

lalaa Thu 13-Jan-05 23:27:20

french toast

colditzmum Thu 13-Jan-05 23:27:42

I call it eggy bread. Are you and dh from different areas of the country?

spacedonkey Thu 13-Jan-05 23:28:06

I thought "French Toast" was the american name for eggy bread. Whereas in the UK French Toast is little bits of crispy dehydrated bread that come in packets. I think.

mears Thu 13-Jan-05 23:29:25

That's Melba toast spacedonkey.

French toast I call it

spacedonkey Thu 13-Jan-05 23:29:46

It says French Toast on the packets though.

colditzmum Thu 13-Jan-05 23:30:23

It's against the trade descriptions act to call it French toast unless you've made it in France!

spacedonkey Thu 13-Jan-05 23:30:47

I think it is made in France

mummytojames Thu 13-Jan-05 23:31:23

i'll think i will stick with you frizby if it was ok for my family to call it eggy bread then i will to (plus it will wind him up something stupid to the point where he will sulk for that day and be extra nice to me the next )i have heared it been called french toast before but i thought they add herbs and stuff to it for french toast not just like me who whisks the egg dip in the bread then fry voila eggy bread

pixiefish Thu 13-Jan-05 23:32:07

a variation on the bread theme if you fancy adding a twist to it

lucy5 Thu 13-Jan-05 23:32:15

We used to call it Gipsy toast when we were kids, I don't know why. now I call it egg bread.

BigGayDad Thu 13-Jan-05 23:32:18

French toast is eggy bread with tongues.

mummytojames Thu 13-Jan-05 23:32:29

no cold we lived about 2 miles away from each other before we met

mummytojames Thu 13-Jan-05 23:35:10

thanks pixie for that recipe it will make a nice variation to my cheese on toast (being exactly that)

ThomCat Thu 13-Jan-05 23:36:26

I call it eggy bread, that's what it is, eggs dipped in bread and then cooked on the griddle or fried - eggy bread.

KateandtheGirls Fri 14-Jan-05 01:35:34

I always thought that eggy bread was English and french toast was American. Is eggy bread a Northern term? (Parents are from Yorkshire.) Also, french toast in the USA tends to have cinnamon and/or powdered sugar and is served with maple syrup.

essbee Fri 14-Jan-05 01:36:31

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Levanna Fri 14-Jan-05 02:20:41

AFAIK dried little bits of toast are Melba toast.
In our house bread dipped in egg then fried gets called 'bread-dipped-in-egg-then-fried', because I can't stand the word 'eggy' (shudder!). Totally unreasonable!

Levanna Fri 14-Jan-05 02:22:42

But, then again, entirely accurate so no room for disputes .

starlover Fri 14-Jan-05 09:37:58

we call it eggy bread!

WigWamBam Fri 14-Jan-05 09:39:29

My mum always called it Gypsy toast, I call it eggy bread.

Ameriscot2005 Fri 14-Jan-05 09:40:36

French toast, which my family eats with maple syrup (yuk!).

When I was a child, my mum used to make little meat paste sandwiches and make these into French toast. I have been known to serve these to my children.

flatmouse Fri 14-Jan-05 09:50:13

I would call that eggy bread as would my DH - our argument on this is centered around sweet/savoury. I have only ever known eggy bread to be sweet (in fact i think my experience of it is more or less limited to guide camp!). However DH insists it is savoury and would be eaten with liberal amounts of brown sauce.

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