Milk Toast
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Milk Toast

This recipe for Other was submitted by Mr Breakfast on 4/29/2002. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 148.

Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By Saz

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I used to have bread (not toast) with milk and sugar when I was a child a very long time ago!

Comment submitted: 8/22/2018 (#20615)

By BB Lanez

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I loved it. I don't remember the butter and cinnamon. Just the sugar. Was a great breakfast when I was little.

Comment submitted: 7/3/2018 (#20590)

By GoingStrong70

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I'm seventy and still eat this. My parents used to make when I was sick. I eat it anytime. Yes comfort food for sure. Brings back wonderful childhood memories.

Comment submitted: 5/24/2018 (#20573)

By Serial I/O

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A great thing to eat when you feel lousy - I also like the Southern (USA) version which uses crumbled day-old cornbread.

Comment submitted: 4/5/2018 (#20544)

By Gordon2

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My grandmother introduced me to milk toast when I was feeling under the weather. Toast with butter and sprinkled with generous amounts of cinnamon and sugar. Then warmed whole milk poured over it. I am 60ish now and still have a bowl some times. Good old memories of grandma.

Comment submitted: 3/18/2018 (#20538)

By Lady91

Grew up in the 30's and often had milk toast for supper. My brother and I really liked it.

Comment submitted: 1/25/2018 (#20512)

By Beth12

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My mom used to make the toast in the oven (very dry and thirsty for the milk) and would use vanilla or lemon somehow to flavor the sweetened milk. I wish I knew what she used for the lemon. I don't remember butter, but maybe.

Comment submitted: 11/15/2017 (#20444)

By Nicole

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I love this stuff! Best with homemade bread. We never put sugar or cinnamon on it, I bet that's delicious. My father made it for us at least once a week.

Comment submitted: 5/25/2017 (#20306)

By How-I-Do

OK, so no sugar! Just heat milk, careful not to boil. Add a pinch of salt. Toast bread slowly, to make like a crouton. Pour up hot milk, add a small amount of butter with black pepper. Break up one piece of crispy toast on top. And yes, it was usually for when we were sick. Very comforting!

Comment submitted: 1/7/2017 (#20169)

By Jules

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We ate this as kids as part of our normal breakfast, not because we were sick. Buttered and sugared toast, with warm milk poured over. We called it "Captain Kangaroo Toast".

Comment submitted: 11/14/2016 (#20117)

By shorty

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I ate it when I was sick as a child. At home now I like to use Italian or French bread for the toast - butter it and warm the milk add salt & pepper then pour the milk over the toast. Using a crusty bread is the best.

Comment submitted: 6/30/2016 (#19981)


My mother used to feed this to us when we were sick. Only it was just a piece of toast with some warm milk poured over it. (She loved it; I hated it). When we were really ill we got a piece of toast with water poured over it - worst thing I ever had to eat. These versions are so much better.

Comment submitted: 5/30/2016 (#19957)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Iflesner (Team Breakfast Member)

I have been fighting a tummy bug for several days now. My dad is 85 and just told me over the phone to make milk toast. He said to warm the milk on the stove, add nutmeg and pour it over two slices of toast sprinkled with sugar. His mom fixed it when he was growing up and my mom used to fix it for him when he didn't feel well. Anyone ever try it with nutmeg?

Comment submitted: 5/8/2016 (#19916)

By Emma

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I remember my great grandmother making milk toast all the time, but I'm pretty sure she made it with buttered toast and a little warm milk over it. No sugar or cinnamon. I still make to this day and I'm in my 30's.

Comment submitted: 2/5/2016 (#19783)

By dave64

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Toast and warm milk... that's all you need.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2016 (#19774)

By ReviewerLee

My mother's milk toast was simple... just warm milk with butter which we ladled over the toast then added a little salt and pepper. Yes, we had this mainly when we were feeling a little under the weather. Brings back delicious, warm memories.

Comment submitted: 12/28/2015 (#19719)

By Bfastfan64

Gross poverty food. Stop acting like it's delicious.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2015 (#19604)

By Robinanne

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I am 59 and have eaten milk toast since I was a kid. My mom buttered toast, cut it into pieces and poured warm milk with a little more butter over it. I never thought to add sugar because I love the buttery taste.

Comment submitted: 9/20/2015 (#19552)

By justoldjim

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I have eaten milk toast for 70+ years. I bring milk sweetened to taste almost to a boil and then add a little vanilla and toasted bread. Yum!

Comment submitted: 4/28/2015 (#19386)

By Mom Method

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My mother used to make the thickened milk variety and added dried beef to it (no sugar). We all liked it!

Comment submitted: 4/16/2015 (#19367)

By I Luv Breakfast

Sounds so warm and comforting! I want to go make some right now. :)

Comment submitted: 3/24/2015 (#19333)

By Pete-2

I like milk toast, but I don't make it sweet. The bread slices of toast are already sweet enough. I like the hot salty, buttery milk... Don't forget the grindings of pepper! Simple.

Comment submitted: 3/16/2015 (#19325)

By Grammie Mae

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I love milk toast, although I can't imagine needing a 'recipe' for it, lol! I was born in the early '50s and it's what we ate if we had an upset stomach. Heat milk and pour over two or three slices of toast, add butter, salt & pepper. Never measured anything. That's it! But definitely never added cinnamon or sugar. I'm now single, live alone, and I still make it every so often, sometimes for lunch, sometimes for dinner - great anytime and an inexpensive meal. And yes, it IS comfort food. Ahh, nostalgia and better times back then!

Comment submitted: 1/19/2015 (#19219)

By Lil brat

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Ok, none of these recipe are what my mom made. She was from Maine and her milk toast was made with milk and I think cream of tater and pepper and then poured over toast... I really wish I could remember that recipe!

Comment submitted: 11/21/2014 (#19119)

By kitrik23

How can that taste good? Here is my family's recipe which is sure to please. The measurements aren't exact: 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla... add corn starch to thicken. Put that on toast and your loving it. Trust me.

Comment submitted: 11/2/2014 (#19093)

By missmouse

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When we were sick, this was breakfast. No cinnamon and sugar though, just buttered toast with warm milk over it.

Comment submitted: 10/31/2014 (#19090)

By Linda

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My Mom also used to make us plain milk toast (no cinnamon on it) when we were feeling under the weather but she would top it with a soft boiled egg or two.

Comment submitted: 10/23/2014 (#19072)

By Single

I had to laugh at the comment at the end of the recipe that this food is still comfort food today among poor families and singles. I know no singles who eat milk toast. LOL!

Comment submitted: 10/21/2014 (#19069)

By S. Stacey

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Comfort food at its best. My version: Heat milk with a broken egg yoke, add salt and pepper with a pad or two of butter. Bring almost to a boil. Break up two slices of toast in a bowl and pore over the milk. Loved it as a kid, love it as a adult, love it till the day I die.

Comment submitted: 10/17/2014 (#19056)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy cyndilou (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I grew up eating toast with butter, sugar and cinnamon... and then we'd put the warm milk on the toast. Better then most cereals. I still eat it and now I've got my grand kids eating it.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2014 (#19016)

By D.P.

I'm 81 now. I can remember mom making this for my dad when he didn't feel well. Just hot milk over toast with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of sugar. No flour ever added. Don't remember eating it myself, don't know why. But I'm gonna go make some right now and give it a try.

Comment submitted: 9/5/2014 (#18982)

By deedee

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Just this morning at breakfast, I was telling my husband about the milk toast that my grandmother used to fix for breakfast years ago (late 1950s). I haven't seen or heard of it in years, so I searched and found this link. I'll have to try the recipe out on my husband!

Comment submitted: 9/1/2014 (#18973)

By wizzette

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My grandmother made Milk Toast for me whenever I didn't feel good. Which could be often because I loved it. And, still do! Thank you for sharing!

Comment submitted: 8/27/2014 (#18964)

By Carlotta

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Mu mom used to make this with canned milk. She would mix with an equal amount of water and heat it in a pan with butter and salt and pepper. We would then dip the toast slices in it and place the toast on a plate to eat.

Comment submitted: 8/9/2014 (#18953)

By Mazzy2

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I just tried it and it was good.

Comment submitted: 6/25/2014 (#18910)

By alfie

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I am amazed how many of us there are! I too grew up on milk toast. I just found a recipe in a Basque cookbook and decided to make some... fantastic! I grew up in a Norwegian family and we got jam on ours. I'm 66 and I feel like a kid again.

Comment submitted: 5/31/2014 (#18886)

By Best Memories

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My grandfather had his own version of this which he'd sometimes have at the end of his lunch. He would butter a piece of bread, tear it into pieces into a glass of cold milk then add sugar. As a child in the 50's, I liked to have lunch there, knowing I'd get this treat too! I can still see the Flintstones jelly glass I'd have mine in.

Comment submitted: 5/21/2014 (#18877)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy susanbee (Team Breakfast Member)

Oh my gosh... this was my favorite breakfast. Mom toasted bread, spread it with butter, sprinkled LOTS OF SUGAR AND CINNAMON and more butter on top. It was then put it under the broiler and then served in a bowl with warm milk poured over it. Try as I may, when I make milk toast, it has never tasted as good as my mom's. We didn't even have a toaster and she would toast the bread under the broiler. Ahhh, those were the days! Thanks Mom!

Comment submitted: 2/10/2014 (#17310)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy pinkey (Team Breakfast Member)

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I have fond memories of white bread toasted and slathered with cinnamon and butter. I can still see the pools of butter floating. It was the ultimate comfort food back in the 1950's. I am 62 now and still think of it with a delightful craving.

Comment submitted: 2/8/2014 (#17303)

By Vinnie

I just want 2 pieces for me. How would I adjust the sugar and butter for that.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2014 (#17295)

By Grumpy

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I have tried to make it from memories of my mother making it when we were children. We had more milk than we could use from the cow I milked, and fresh home churned butter mixed into the hot milk. Mine is not near as good as I remember it was back then. I an 85 and have to cook now, after all these years. I do miss my darling wife's cooking.

Comment submitted: 1/30/2014 (#17287)

By Nana

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I was introduced to Milk Toast in 1946 at the tender age of 6. It was a usual breakfast staple for us due to finances. As our children came along they too were introduced to it and it has been passed down to our grandchildren as well. Milk Toast has been well liked by all.

Comment submitted: 1/5/2014 (#17237)

By Deedra Judy

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I just finished a bowl of milk toast and thought hey, I'll look this up. Which lead me here. I am just shy of 50 years old from central Illinois and have eaten milk toast my whole life. I like to butter my toast and drizzle with honey then pour the hot milk over it... yummy. Have fond memories of my Great Grandmother, who came from Kentucky by the way, preparing this for my brothers and myself. For me it's definitely one of those comfort foods laced with sweet memories!

Comment submitted: 12/30/2013 (#17231)

By Voltron

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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)

By Just me

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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)

By rcook

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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)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy 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)

By Terris

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)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Ursula (Team Breakfast Member)

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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)

By B. Horton

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Grew up on this in the 70's. Still better than any cereal I've ever had.

Comment submitted: 7/8/2013 (#16130)

By F. Bailey Jr.

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I used to eat this as a kid and actually really liked it.

Comment submitted: 5/5/2013 (#15823)

By 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)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy dandh (Team Breakfast Member)

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I really liked it... it tasted very good :)

Comment submitted: 3/21/2013 (#15436)

By GrandmaFlowers

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)

By Claudine2

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)

By D. Burns

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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)

By Rice Paper

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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)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ptsmom23 (Team Breakfast Member)

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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)

By Angel

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)

By Delroy

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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)

By chkalov

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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)

By CoolMemory

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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)

By bookworme

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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)

By M.M.M.

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Because I am temporarily restricted to a soft food diet I have found this to be a comfort. I get the taste of crunchy buttered toast, but it is safe for my recently operated-on gums! I have always had it with salt and pepper. Yum.

Comment submitted: 1/23/2012 (#13463)

By brenda2

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I grew up with this. I remember specifically asking my mother to make it for me some mornings. I liked it as much as breakfast cereal back then. Haven't had it in 30 years. Will make it soon!

Comment submitted: 11/28/2011 (#13248)

By c.s.i. delco

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Well, I have a stomach problem at the moment, so can only eat bread and milk. So this recipe is very helpful. Thank you.

Comment submitted: 4/10/2011 (#12448)

By Firecracker

This really piqued my interest - my husband had mentioned a similar recipe except instead of toast it was homemade biscuits and instead of milk it was coffee with cream and sugar and poured over the homemade biscuits, and mushed all together.

I was always brought up abstaining from dairy when sick although my mother would make buttered toast ''fingers'' which I would find comforting. Found it curious that dairy was given to a sick person, with all the mucous dairy produces.

It would be interesting to play around with a non-dairy version, perhaps toast, honey and warmed vanilla almond milk.

Comment submitted: 2/21/2011 (#12184)

By mare

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Mom made this for us when we had a sore throat or fever in the 50's. Had forgotten about it till the nursing home where mom is now asked for old recipes. We had it with lots of butter and cinnamon sugar and just enough milk to make it soft. I had no idea other people made it too! What good memories... when mom could make everything better just by making us something good to eat!

Comment submitted: 1/26/2011 (#12001)

By Marcia

I have thought of the Milk Toast my Mom used to make in the 40's & 50's a number of times. Since no one I have ever asked knew about Milk Toast I thought my Mom made it up. For the first time in at least 50 years I decided to make Milk Toast for breakfast. It tasted as wonderful as I remembered. I decided to go on line to see if anyone else had ever had it. I was surprised to see the recipe and all the comments. Our Milk Toast was hot buttery milk over toast. Never had it sweet. Great blast from the past.

Comment submitted: 1/23/2011 (#11977)

By Nana Brenda

This was something my Mom always made for me when I was sick, and I still want it when I'm sick or have had surgery or something where I can't eat much or don't feel well. I've had several surgeries and my husband knows to make that for me as soon as I feel like eating after I get home. I like mine with lots of toast and not a lot of milk... don't want it swimming in the milk... also lots of pepper, some butter and a little salt. YUM! Lots of folks say YUCK though when I tell them about it! :) Oh, by the way, haven't had it with sugar and cinnamon, might have to try that!

Comment submitted: 1/5/2011 (#11852)

By G. Dang

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@1955 better boop - Just because you an exception to a statement does not make it untrue or judgmental.

Comment submitted: 10/19/2010 (#11419)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy 1955 Betty Boop (Team Breakfast Member)

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You say, "popular today among poor families and singles." I'm not poor... and I'm not single, so this is an untrue judgmental statement. You don't have to break up your toast, being soggy from the milk, and cutting it with a spoon will do the trick.

Comment submitted: 9/26/2010 (#11292)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy schweet (Team Breakfast Member)

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Just like mom used to make. (Jill - the toast is supposed to get soggy). I like LaFern's idea about nutmeg. Next time 4 sure. It's funny that scrabble's mom called it "graveyard". Never hear that before.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2010 (#9776)

By Jill90

This milk toast gets too wet. The toast gets soggy and gross.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2010 (#9743)

By LaFern

As a little girl one of the treats was a bowl of Milk Toast. Heat 2 cups milk add sugar and nutmeg (must be nutmeg) to taste. Break up 2 pices of white toast into Milk. Eat and Enjoy. - Belva C.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2010 (#9611)

By Scrabble

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My mom called this "Graveyard" because that is the only time you ate it --- when you felt like you might be going to the graveyard! I have fixed this for myself and my children and it is very comforting.

Comment submitted: 12/27/2009 (#9307)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy memories (Team Breakfast Member)

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When i was a little boy, my grandfather would make this for me. He never put it in a bowl though. He kept the bread into slices. Buttered the bread added cin,sugar then topped with brown sugar after about 2 min under the broiler he would add the milk in the pan so the bread would soak it up and broil again. This meal makes you feel better know matter what.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2009 (#8902)

By mobirdie

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I am in Missouri and remember my mother making milk toast for us any time we were ill especially with tummy problems. I still eat it today when I don't feel well. I'ts almost like having a hug from mom.

Comment submitted: 10/11/2009 (#8824)

By FrankDonna

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I totally forgot about this. I remember this as a kid in the 70s. Better with white bread.

Comment submitted: 8/19/2009 (#8567)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy bclark25 (Team Breakfast Member)

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This is something almost everyone has their own version of. When I make milk toast, I poach an egg in 2% milk then pour it over a buttered piece of bread (I like sourdough) in a soup bowl and salt/pepper to taste. It's warm and soothing and wonderful comfort food. I can't wait to try the sweet version!

Comment submitted: 8/9/2009 (#8516)

By kansas

I am from Kansas and had milk toast many times as a kid when I was sick. My grandmother served it toasted, buttered with salt and pepper. No sugar or cinnamon. I have fond memories and looked forward to it.

Comment submitted: 6/14/2009 (#8280)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Drucilla (Team Breakfast Member)

Drucilla Thomson: When I was growing up in the 30's, Sweet Milk Toast (Mom called it her special soup, she made especially for her children to make them well, feel better and just to show she loved them.) She would heat up milk slowly, add a slice of butter, salt and pepper, cut up one piece of toast in little squares and put in our bowl of Sweet Milk Toast Soup. She said,"This will make you well." And it always did. Even to this day when I feel bad I fix me some Sweet Milk Toast.

Comment submitted: 6/9/2009 (#8247)

By jdbhouston

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I heard of milktoast recently when watching an old rerun of "Leave It to Beaver". June's Aunt Martha was visiting to take care of Wally and the Beaver while June was away helping with her sister's new baby. Aunt Martha, who was apparently from "back East", served the family milk toast for breakfast...By their reactions, it was not something they enjoyed. Maybe Aunt Martha made hers with salt instead of the sugar and cinnamon in this recipe! A sweet and buttery version sounds tasty, I'll have to give it a try!

Comment submitted: 5/25/2009 (#8173)

By Rodney

After reading some other blogs I need to clear my last statement. First toast about 4 to 5 slices of bread (end pieces are great)(add butter to toast or in milk, if in milk about 2 tsp) second bring a pan (2 qt) of 2% milk, one cup of sugar and two splashes of vanilla extract to almost a boil. then tear or cut toast in to pan and simmer for 5 minutes - serve warm but you can put leftovers in frig and it taste great cold- be careful with sugar-this is a sweet dish- and yes this is a southern thang- the only people I have met that have heard of this were from Tennessee and Miss. Hope this helped - Enjoy

Comment submitted: 5/21/2009 (#8145)

By Rodney

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My mom made in the 70's as well when I was a child and we too were from Tennessee but she use sweet milk with a small shot of vinalla and a cup of sugar, bring almost to a boil add sliced toast, great when hot but put leftovers in fridge and is wonderful

Comment submitted: 5/21/2009 (#8144)

By Kim

My mom always made this for me in the 70's. Only she used 1/2 cream and 1/2 whole milk. I thought it was a southern recipe because she was from Tennessee. I love it, but can never seem to make it the same as she did.

Comment submitted: 4/30/2009 (#8034)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Kevin (Team Breakfast Member)

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When I was a boy, I worked with a wonderful old fellow who would regale me with stories of his days as a young man. He told me that he worked in the woods up on old number nine, wherever that is, where it was so cold, a man would have to wear seven heavy mackinaws just to keep warm. The day didn't begin, however, until the men were fed a healthy breakfast of Milk Toast. The cook used 72 loaves of bread and 18 gallons of milk. Well, that's what he told me!!! As I now approach 60, I think of that wonderful story, and, yes indeed, I do enjoy my Milk Toast.

Comment submitted: 4/10/2009 (#7935)

By I Have A Question

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My mom said the milk was thick as syrup when her mom made it for her. Can anyone tell me what that might be. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 4/3/2009 (#7887)

By Yvonne

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My African American co-worker has never heard of Milk Toast and was reluctant to believe me until I found this web site. I remember it in the 1950's, my mom would fix it when I was not feeling well and it comforted my stomach. Is Milk Toast a cultural thing???

Comment submitted: 4/2/2009 (#7879)

By friendorphobia

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My mom always sprinkled with nutmeg after putting it in the bowl. She tore the toast, and just the idea of it sends me into a warm, safe place.

Comment submitted: 1/11/2009 (#7340)

By lulu

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Always had it with salt not sugar & cinnamon

Comment submitted: 11/23/2008 (#6962)

By Shoplifters of the World

Memories! My mom would make me and my sister this all the time in the 1970's. I forgot all about it. Haven't made it myself yet, but thanks for the memories.

Comment submitted: 10/28/2008 (#6702)

By Terri from MICH

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My mom made this for me as a kid, and I've just recently starting making it for my kids. They love it! We don't tear the bread though, we leave it as a slice of bread. We also use a LOT more cinnamon and sugar.

Comment submitted: 10/26/2008 (#6693)

By No egg?

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I think I'm one of the few gen xer's that have actually heard of milk toast. My grandma and mom use to make it for me when I was sick. I remember there being egg in it though.

Comment submitted: 10/16/2008 (#6612)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy kdoglady (Team Breakfast Member)

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I had forgotten about milk toast until a couple of weeks ago. It came up in a book discussion group and took me back to my childhood. Mom would make it and bring it to me in bed and talk softly to me while I ate it. Just eating in bed was a treat and the dish always made me feel better.

In our group, the divide was generational: Boomers had it as children, Gen Xer's had not even heard of it.

My mom never used cinnamon - we sweetened it with brown sugar. Yummmmm. I'm going to make it the next time we have a cold day.

Comment submitted: 4/2/2008 (#4944)

By Al Better

Haven't had any milk toast in 60 years and while suffering from a virus asked my wife if she knew how to make it. She is from New Orleans and never heard of milk toast and thought I was talking about lost bread. I never heard of lost bread but once I found your receipt her education can continue and I can bring back childhood memories. Hell! Everybody was poor in the early 1900's.

Comment submitted: 2/17/2008 (#4649)

By Deedie

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In all my years of traveling I only found one resturant that had milk toast on their menu. I ordered it and it was just like being a little boy back home again. Poor famalies, noway, we all enjoyed it.

Charlotte,N.C. via Roanoke, Va. Go Hoos

Comment submitted: 1/28/2008 (#4504)

By liz

"It is still popular today among poor families and singles." Why does it have to be for "poor" people? Discrimination.

Comment submitted: 1/25/2008 (#4482)

By Just Like Mom Made

My mother use to make this all the time and I just loved it. Now I am going to try it. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 10/24/2007 (#3838)

By Bob

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

When my wife and I were newlyweds, I wasn't feeling well and asked if she knew how to make milk toast. Since she did, I was anticipating sugar and cinnamon my mother added to the milk toast. You can imagine my surprise when she added salt as per family recipe. We still consider our family's recipe the best one even after 30 years of wedded bliss. Some things you just agree to disagree.

Comment submitted: 9/24/2007 (#3635)

By Mrs. Donkey

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Coming across this recipe brought back memories from my childhood. Mom made me this comfort food all the time and I used to love it. Thanks for the reminder.

Comment submitted: 7/16/2007 (#3217)

By Toasty

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Nothing better for a sour stomach or just good eating anyime.

Comment submitted: 1/30/2007 (#1370)

By P. Rivers

I have a big football game coming up this weekend. I'm getting really nervous about it, so my stomach hasn't been feeling too good. Do you think this breakfast would help?
P. Rivers (San Diego, CA)

Comment submitted: 1/11/2007 (#1174)

By Cindy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I've got a humdinger of a cold, so I looked up and tried your recipe. I wasn't really hungry but felt the need for some nourishment. Long ago, my mom used to make me milk toast when I was sick. I don't think she used the sugar and cinnamon... but your recipe was VERY good. I was surprised I could taste the sugar & cinn. with this blasted head cold. Now that I have something mild in my stomach... I feel much better... THANKS!

Comment submitted: 1/7/2007 (#1145)