Recently we made french toast for lunch at home. However there was come miscommunication, and my better half made pikelet mixture instead of prepping the milk/eggs mix one would normally expect.

Pikelet mix would be similar to pancake or flapjack or perhaps even waffle mix, a somewhat thick-but-runny liquid, that can still be poured slowly.

So I dunked toast-bread slices in pikelet mix and pan-fried it like french toast. We ate it with various toppings, like butter, syrup, or cinnamon-sugar. Would have gone very well with Bacon too.

We jokingly called it "german toast" for no other reason than its next to french toast.

Is this pikelet/pancake-dunked fried bread known by an existing name ?

  • Sorry there were no photos taken at the time, and there's none left cos it was delicious :)
    – Criggie
    Feb 8, 2020 at 4:51

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What you made is generally called batter dipped French Toast, which a lot of people say is better than regular French toast, and you seem to agree. I may have to try it!

There's one person calling the recipe German Toast, so you aren't alone, but it isn't a common name for it. German Toast is one of the alternate names for French Toast no matter how it's made.

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    If it were waffle batter, would it be belgian toast?
    – Joe
    Mar 23, 2022 at 14:04

Interesting way to cook, good thing you didn't get confused :) In general, the principle of cooking described by you implies that you cooked French toast. But I think that variations such as "pancake toast" is also a good description of your dish, although it is not so fundamental.

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