Pain perdu, aka French toast

Pain perdu, aka French toast

Snack or dessert

Difficulty Easy
Prep time 10 min
Cook time 15 min
Servings 4

Pain perdu means "lost bread" in French and is a great way to repurpose any stale white bread. It won't work too well with rustic or whole wheat bread, since this is a sweet recipe, perfect for breakfast or kids' snack.

Ingredients

- 4 to 6 slices of any white bread or 1 baguette in thin slices (about 3/4 in.)  

- 2 eggs

- 14 oz / 40cl milk 

- 1.75 oz / 50 g granulated sugar

- Butter for the pan

- Optional: cinnamon, vanilla, orange blossom, or nutmeg

Utensils

1 large mixing bowl, whisk, pan (if using stove in step 3) or baking dish (if using oven).

Directions

STEP 1

Mix eggs, milk and sugar in bowl.

To add flavor, you could add orange blossom, or cinnamon powder or ground nutmeg.

STEP 2

Dip each slice of bread for a few seconds until moist (not soaked).

STEP 3

Either brown in a hot and buttered pan for about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Or, in a 360 F oven, place slices in a baking dish with in any left-over mixture until toasted, or about 5 minutes. Flip the slices and leave for another 5 minutes.

STEP 4

Serve hot or lukewarm and top with anything you desire: berries, powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, nuts...

Bon appétit!

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