Cookie Thursday 7/7/22- pain perdu bites

This month’s theme is If You Want Women to be in the 18th Century so Badly…

Yes, this is a direct response to the Supreme Court deciding that since women’s rights to bodily autonomy are not spelled out in the constitution, women are not entitled to any.

Am I still pissed about it?

Hell yes!

To that end I have decided this month’s Cookie Thursday is a Theme is going to be well, if you want women to be in the 18th century so badly… This is going to be an exploration of what cookies and things were created in the 18th century. I am inveterate researcher (this means I particularly enjoy research), and I am not afraid to use the skills.

This leads to the cookie of the week. Of course, I use the term cookie loosely. Cookie Thursday is a Thing is about experimentation after all.

French toast bread was ostensibly created in 1724 in Albany, New York by an innkeeper. Or so the legend goes. It was created by an innkeeper named French who forgot his possessive. You see the conflict. A recipe of the same type was discovered in a 1430 cookbook, named pain perdu, or forgotten bread.

1724, 1430, women were still considered second class citizens. To be chattel of someone else, meaning possession. I taught some of my coworkers this word last week when I used it in a sentence, “I am no man’s chattel!” And I am not, not even the property of the government. I am my own woman, despite what the Supreme Court has to say about it.

This recipe is the best use of stale bread, except for croutons, that I know.

I started by taking 10 pieces of brioche bread out of their bag and letting them sit in room temperature for a couple of hours. I then sliced them into small, bite size pieces and let them sit again.

I took 6 eggs out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature, combining the beaten eggs with 1/4 cup of milk and 2 tbs of sugar. I made the bites in two batches, adding cinnamon to the egg/milk/sugar mix.

I baked these in a 350-degree oven until crispy and took them tout suite (quickly) to the hospital where I dropped them off.

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