French toast with bacon in skillet
Golden Bread Is The Canadian French Toast With Hard-Working Origins
While delicate French toast is a dish fit for an elegant brunch table, Canadian French toast, which is also called pain dore, golden bread, has huskier origins.
Chefs at logging camps would soak stale bread overnight and fry the pieces in the morning to serve hardworking lumberjacks so they would start their day with an energy-packed meal.
Canadian French toast looks gold once fried and is covered with maple syrup. The fried, golden pieces of eggy bread are perfect companions to juicy slabs of ham and bacon.
Along the streets of Quebec, you'll find pan-fried pieces topped with syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar to intensify the golden color.