French Toast on a plate with Caramel, Bananas, Raspberries, and Strawberries
Golden Bread: What Makes Canadian-Style French Toast Unique
By Arianna Endicott
If you want to revive your day-old, stale bread in your cupboard, French toast is the solution, and one of the simplest, tastiest variations to try is Canadian golden bread.
In Quebec, golden bread ("pain dore" in French) is a beloved treat, suitable for the region's cold weather. This hearty breakfast is rather similar to classic French toast.
Both start with sliced bread soaked in a sweetened mixture of eggs and milk. The bread is pan-fried and then finished with syrup and sweet toppings before serving.
Canadian-style golden toast gets its unique color from egg yolks and amber maple syrup. After the toast has been fried, topped with syrup, and served, it takes on a golden hue.
Toss aside generic pancake syrup and spring for grade A, 100% pure Canadian maple syrup, in addition to cinnamon and brown sugar, to give your French toast a taste of Quebec.
Amber syrup is on the lighter end of the color and flavor spectrum, with a rich, classic, maple flavor that makes it a great all-purpose choice, and it's a must-use for pain dore.