Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amazing French Toast

So remember when I gave Oatmeal Bread 3.5 stars? Well, that may be true but it makes 5 star French toast.
Commercial Bread (right), Oatmeal Brad (left)
These days, my family buys little to no bread. I make almost all of what we consume. However, with grad apps and school, we bought a loaf of multigrain bread a while ago. It was a little old, so we decided to make French Toast for dinner. We did a side-by-side comparison: my bread vs. the store bought bread. While the store-bought bread made good French Toast, there was no contest-- my bread was head-and-shoulders above the commercial bread.

This brought up some of the issues that Andrew Whitely discusses in his lecture on bread. The commercial bread I used was about 2 weeks old and it was still fairly squishy...that is frightening, he's right. My bread, while it took a little bit of time to make, made better and more wholesome French Toast. While I realize not everyone can make their own bread, Whitley brings up some pressing issues about the current state of commercial baking.


  1. Oatmeal bread French toast sounds incredible. I really want a breakfast dinner tonight!