Lost Bread (French Toast)

"When I was a little girl, my mama always made this for me for breakfast. I loved it and fixed it for my children who also loved it. It always smelled so good frying that I could hardly wait to get it on my plate."
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  • Mix both dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • In separate bowl, add eggs, milk and vanilla.
  • Mix well and then slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing well.
  • Dip the sliced bread one at a time, turning until thoroughly soaked.
  • Have oil heated and place bread into the frying pan, turning until both sides are browned.
  • Soak on paper towels.
  • Keep doing this until all mixture is used.
  • More ingredients can be made at first if your family is large enough.
  • May need to add more sugar to the recipe depending on your taste.
  • Does not need anything added onto it at the table.

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  1. LisaGay
    Hi Georgieanna, Growing up in Louisiana, this is exactly the way my Mama would make "Lost Bread". I'd forgotten all about it. Now I'm going to fix it for breakfast tomorrow morning. Thanks for reminding me with the recipe! By the way, I live nearby in Covington.
  2. dei.dei.v
    I'm from New Orleans and My Mawmaw used to make this for us every weekend. Brings back great memories.
  3. mandyrose1978
    My husband and I tried this recipe for breakfast this morning. We often have leftover Hawaiian bread from communion each Sunday, so I used that for the bread. It really did not need syrup at all - but we used some! Yum!
  4. Chef quotLittle Nan
    Fantastic and easy!! I always have "lost bread," sometimes a little too much. Thanks so much for the recipe.
  5. Taxi Mom
    This makes the best french toast ever. I have never been able to make good french toast until now.


I live very close to my mother's family and enjoy it. My children are all within a 100 mile area in LA. I love my family very much! All of them. I am disabled. My favorite cookbook is "Recipes and Reminiscences of New Orleans" given to me by my past and late mother-in-law. I love to cook and garden and be with my grandchildren. My pet peeve is dishonest people. If I could do anything in this world, it would be to take a cruise to Alaska!
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