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Butter toast as you usually would and sprinkle each piece with cinnamon and sugar. Tear the toast into bite-sized pieces and place in two cereal bowls.
Pour warm milk over toast pieces.
Here's an alternative version of Milk Toast where the toast is left whole and a little flour is added to the milk:
Vintage Milk Toast Recipe
- slices toasted bread
- 1 quart boiling milk
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
Add butter to boiling milk; mix flour with cold milk and stir into hot milk with salt. Pour over toast and serve hot. Some like milk toast sprinkled with sugar, others prefer salt and pepper; or a little grated nutmeg may be sprinkled over the top.
In the early 1900s, Milk Toast was popular fare for children and the ailing. It is still popular today among poor families and singles.
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Okay, so I just made myself some Milk Toast - boiled some milk with eggs (soft). Added salt, pepper and butter and buttered two pieces of toast and added to it after the milk was heated. Then, I thought I would do a search for Milk Toast on the internet to see if other people actually ate this or if my Mom was just smoking crack when she made this for us when we were kids... Walla! This site came up and not only did adding sugar and cinnamon to the mix totally make me happy, but I now know my mom ISN'T a crack head! lol
Comment submitted: 11/12/2013 (#17138)
From Just me
When I was a little girl, my mother always made milk toast after baking bread. My children think I am crazy, but man I love that stuff.
Comment submitted: 10/21/2013 (#16931)
To this day if I am ill, I will make this for breakfast. I have even taught my wife to make it.
Comment submitted: 10/3/2013 (#16695)
From lp-ohio (Team Breakfast Member)
I grew up eating this with homemade bread and raw milk. It's the best!
Comment submitted: 9/12/2013 (#16470)
I also grew up eating this... on days when we had no cereal in the house, we called it 'bread cereal'. I liked it a lot.
Comment submitted: 8/6/2013 (#16254)
From Ursula (Team Breakfast Member)
My mom used to make this for me when I was sick. She said it was gentle on the stomach. I don't know if that's scientifically true, but I definitely remember liking it. Great childhood memory, even though I only ate it when I was ill.
Comment submitted: 7/30/2013 (#16216)
From B. Horton
Grew up on this in the 70's. Still better than any cereal I've ever had.
Comment submitted: 7/8/2013 (#16130)
From F. Bailey Jr.
I used to eat this as a kid and actually really liked it.
Comment submitted: 5/5/2013 (#15823)
From Variation w/ Egg
There is a variation of this made with fried eggs. Toast at least 2 slices bread, add to milk your heating slowly (so it does not burn), fry your egg in non stick spray, then add to your milk and toast, salt and pepper to taste. I leave the yolk soft so it breaks then cooks in the milk. Love this! Ate it as a child.
Comment submitted: 4/10/2013 (#15617)
From dandh (Team Breakfast Member)
I really liked it... it tasted very good :)
Comment submitted: 3/21/2013 (#15436)
Mentioned to my daughter that my Mom made me milk toast as a child. Didn't realize there were recipes. She suggested I do an internet search for it. Haven't had any in years, but think I will try it again. Thanks. - Grandma Flowers
Comment submitted: 2/22/2013 (#15209)
My grandmother from Texas and she made this for my sister and I when we were little, but I remember her guttering untested bread, sprinkling cinnamon sugar & milk over it, then I want to say broiled it. It was yummy. Sadly, she has Alzheimer's now, so no recipe help from her. Adding milk, sugar and nutmeg or cinnamon to cornbread for breakfast was another thing from our Italian grandmother. We learned to do this with polenta from her - now I make extra cornbread (or polenta) just for this purpose - because it is so good! Also good for leftover polenta - let it cool in a loaf pan until solid, then slice thin and fry in butter with or without cinnamon sugar. It is delicious!
Comment submitted: 1/22/2013 (#15093)
From D. Burns
I grew up on milk toast. We would take 2 cups of milk, 2 tablespoon of butter, salt and pepper... bring to boil and then add 6 slice of toast to milk. Chop in with a spoon. Great for when you are sick.
Comment submitted: 12/28/2012 (#15008)
From Rice Paper
56 years young here... I've ever heard of it... was looking up Milquetoast and found this recipe included in the search results... as it was lunchtime, I gave it a whirl. WOW!! What have I been missing?! Now I am sure I have a secret weapon to bribe my grandson with when he doesn't want to eat.
Comment submitted: 12/20/2012 (#14975)
From ptsmom23 (Team Breakfast Member)
I too - like all of you - had milk toast, when I was sick. Milk plus sugar, heated (not boiled), sprinkled with nutmeg, butter is questionable. Have you ever heard of the saying "warm as milk toast?" That's how old this idea is. As far as milk when you're sick, we didn't know a lot of things back then. I for one am happy about that.
Comment submitted: 12/4/2012 (#14934)
I am 55 years old. I had never heard of milk toast until a friend of mine told his mom to fix it. His mom is 67 years old, not much older than myself, but I had never heard of it. I'm from the south. My granny was a great cook, but never had I ate milk toast. I tried it and it was delicious, now I make it for my grandchildren every now and then, and they love it... and it fills them up!
Comment submitted: 8/20/2012 (#14311)
My Aunt made this for me when I was small (toast, butter and boiling milk) and I initially would sprinkle sugar over it. At some point, eggs were added to the milk (I prefer two) and salt/pepper. I'm 69 and still love it in the morning.
Comment submitted: 7/3/2012 (#14100)
Milk toast has been a favorite of mine since I was a small child. At that time, it was usually served when I was ill. I now have it frequently. LOVE IT! especially with a poached egg. Many years ago I was surprised to find a cafe that had it on the menu.
Comment submitted: 4/5/2012 (#13752)
The last time that I had Milk Toast was in the early '50's - it was my Dad's (born 1899) favorite Breakfast, I had no idea it was a bona fide recipe - By the Way, I loved this when I was little - I'll try it again now that I'm older!
Comment submitted: 3/30/2012 (#13731)
My gramma made this as a warming breakfast in the cold Montana winters, back in the 50's and she added a poached egg... I thought she poached it in the hot milk and didn't think she added flour?? but not sure; definitely butter, salt and pepper. Too young at the time to care about the recipe, now it's too late.
Comment submitted: 2/25/2012 (#13574)
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