This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
12 slices of white bread (24 hours old) 3 cupfuls milk
1 teaspoonful sugar
Few grains of salt
Let the bread stand in the milk, egg, sugar and salt for a few minutes to become soft. Then fry on a hot griddle, well-oiled with beef drippings, lard or a vegetable cooking oil. Fry quickly, so that the toast will be crisp on the outside and soft inside.
White bread, 24 hours old Powdered sugar
Cut the bread in one-fourth inch slices, trim off the crusts and toast quickly, so that it will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Spread with butter, and sprinkle thickly with powdered sugar, mixed with cinnamon, using 2 tablespoonfuls of cinnamon to a cupful of powdered sugar. This should be kept made up in a sugar shaker. Cut the toast in triangles or strips and serve after standing in the oven a moment or two so that the sugar and butter may become blended.