September 01, 2012

pain perdu

I love the French name for French Toast, Pain Perdu.  It means 'lost bread'.  There's something so romantic about that.  It's lost bread, but you haven't truly lost it because you're going to bring it back to life by making into a delicious breakfast.

Here's a quick, easy and unfussy recipe for Pain Perdu.  Enjoy!

Paid Perdu

3-4 slices of stale bread
4 eggs
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp milk
1tbsp butter

Whisk together eggs, sugar, cinnamon and milk in a flat bottom dish.  Place the bread slices in the mixture for 2 minutes, then turn them so they absorb the mixture on both sides.  Heat a pan on medium high, then add 1 tbsp butter to the pan and melt.

Place the bread slices in the pan and pour any remaining egg mixture on top.  Grill on one side for 5 minutes until golden brown, then flip the bread slices onto the other side.  Grill under golden brown.
Serve immediately with maple syrup and fresh berries.

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