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Pain perdu

Pain perdu

This is a sweet French version of "eggy bread": slices of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, cream, egg yolks and vanilla sugar, then pan-fried until golden. It's really simple and wickedly delicious!

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Last modified on: July 20th 2011

For 6 sliceds bread, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
13 min.20 min.6 min.39 min.
Preservation: Just a few minutes once cooked.
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Step by step recipe

1 Pain perdu : Photo of step #1Cut 6 slices Sandwich bread and trim off the crust. 5 min.
2 Pain perdu : Photo of step #2Put into the blender goblet: 60 ml whole milk, 60 ml liquid cream, 10 g Vanilla sugar, and 2 egg yolks.

Blend for a few seconds until smooth and evenly mixed.
5 min.
3 Pain perdu : Photo of step #3Pour the mixture into a dish and leave the slices of bread to soak for 10 mintues on one side... 10 min.
4 Pain perdu : Photo of step #4... then 10 minutes on the other side. 10 min.
5 Pain perdu : Photo of step #5Melt 3 tablespoons Clarified butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.

Sprinkle the slices with sugar and place in the pan sugar side downwards.
3 min.
6 Pain perdu : Photo of step #6Fry until golden on the first side, then turn over and fry the other side. 6 min.
7 Pain perdu : Photo of step #7It's ready. Serve hot or warm. You can drizzle maple syrup over the top if you wish.

Remarks

This is a good way of using up bread that is going a bit dry, as this works even better than fresh bread.

You can make it with brioche too, and serve it simply with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, for example, or a little really cold whipped cream (chantilly).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
170331 gr182 gr94 gr
85 %12 %17 %14 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3316 gr35 gr18 gr
17 %2 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 sliceds bread : 1.67 €
Per sliced bread : 0.28 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made, but based on how my mother used to make it when I was little.
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This recipe use (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Fresh mint ice-cream, Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Panna cotta, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable rosette tart, Pistachio ice cream, Fresh mint ice-cream, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Spring veal sauté , ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Kouign-amann brioche, Apple and almond gratin, Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Jam doughnuts, Pear compote , ... All
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Genoese croque-monsieur, Fried egg in bread, Grilled cheese, Eggs Benedict , ... All

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