Pain perdu

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Pain perdu : Photo of step #1
    Cut 6 slices Sandwich bread and trim off the crust.
  2. 5 min.Pain perdu : Photo of step #2
    Put 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.
  3. 10 min.Pain perdu : Photo of step #3
    Pour the mixture into a dish and leave the slices of bread to soak for 10 mintues on one side...
  4. 10 min.Pain perdu : Photo of step #4
    ... then 10 minutes on the other side.
  5. 3 min.Pain perdu : Photo of step #5
    Melt 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.
  6. 6 min.Pain perdu : Photo of step #6
    Fry until golden on the first side, then turn over and fry the other side.
  7. Pain perdu : Photo of step #7
    It's ready. Serve hot or warm. You can drizzle maple syrup over the top if you wish.


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).


Home made, but based on how my mother used to make it when I was little.

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