If you’re a French toast fanatic then you’re going to be drawn to this Burger King classic recipe. Well, we all know how to choose the food that we love but before we delve into this Bk favorite, we should first understand its origin, inspiring the minds behind Burger King French Toast Sticks – none other than French toast.
Where Do French Toast Sticks Originate
Although it had the “French” name on it, it isn’t what you think it is. The term “French toast” was coined during the 17th century in England but history suggests that it had been prepared and served during the earliest Roman Empire. Before this sweet snack was called such a name, there had already been similar versions from other parts of the world. Like in France, it is popularly known as “pain perdu” or the French term for “lost bread.”
During those times, French people made their toasts from “lost” or stale bread to save and make use of it rather than wasting it. That is how people valued the food that they have and the importance of money. Aside from the “lost bread,” people have used a variety of bread that they preferred to use when making French toasts.
In New York, particularly among the Jewish-American communities, they transform their Sabbath dinner’s leftover challah bread to become their Sunday morning’s French toast. For places like those from the southwestern and western parts of the United States, they use sourdough bread for this particular dish.
Originally, this type of dish is made by soaking the sliced bread into milk, eggs, and is fried. There are also versions where vanilla and cinnamon are also included in the toast’s mixture. Other people recommended slicing the bread into the preferred size at night and then just letting it get dried by itself. Why? According to some, doing this will prevent the bread from absorbing the mixture and get soggy.
When it comes to toppings, you have endless possibilities! Aside from the old-time favorites like powdered sugar, maple syrup, and honey, you can also have whipped cream, applesauce, peanut butter, jam, and jelly. Fruits, ice cream, nuts, as well as yogurt can also be topped on this delightful dish.
Seeing those lists of sweet toppings option, some people wanted their toast to be savory. Yes, Australians, in particular, loves to have their toast serve with tomato sauce and cheese. Sometimes, gravy and bacon are also added. People from New Zealand prefer to have their French toast topped with maple syrup, bacon, and bananas!
No wonder many people have loved this dish throughout the years. Having these sticks is proof that people like to search for new possibilities on foods, but they still consult the original recipe for inspiration.
The French Toast Sticks are a part of the restaurant’s breakfast value menu. For a dollar, you get to enjoy three or five pieces of sweet-fried French toasts sticks. These are soft and moist inside and come with maple-flavored syrup. So, if you are looking for a hearty breakfast, you also add the coffee-and-hash-brown combo and have a great day ahead.
How To Make Burger King French Toast Sticks
Is it possible to make a copycat version of this famous dish?
Well, you’re in luck as we’re going to show you how to recreate this special menu item from the comfort of our own home. Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or dessert, you can serve up these delicious bread sticks. The key to any recipe is fresh ingredients and that’s never been more reflected in the perfect serving of this BK classic. Let’s jump right into the ingredients you’re going to require, which we’ve listed down below.
This recipe will give you four pieces of tasty French toasts sticks. The cooking time takes about 16 minutes or less. The best part is you don’t need to leave your house and drive far or even queue up. With the recipe on hand and the right level of determination, you can simply enjoy the greatness of this dish.
Note: If you like this recipe you may also like our Burger King onion rings recipe
There you have it – the recipe to replicate not just the looks but also the tastiness of these copycat Burger King French toast sticks. We all know how people love this dish, it’s certainly a menu favorite at their chain. Especially during breakfast – the drive-thru line is also as busy as the one inside the restaurant. Thankfully with this recipe, you don’t need to get into that long line of waiting just to enjoy those delicious sticks for yourself. As long as you have the required ingredient in your kitchen, your determination, and cravings for this dish, you can definitely pull this off.
Whether you go with the classic maple-sugar-honey or the nutty peanut butter topping option, the choice is yours. If you wanted to know what this famous French toast tastes like, you might want to try toppings-free and have your favorite fruits on the side. Trust us; it will be a total-mind-blowing experience!
BK’s famous French Toast Sticks may have been derived from an old recipe, but they taste great and are aligned to their tagline, it may be classic but it is delightfully dippable!