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!
123,5544/5 for 27 ratings
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Last modified on: July 20th 2011

For 6 sliceds bread, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
13 min.20 min.6 min.39 min.
Keeping: Just a few minutes once cooked.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Cut 6 slices Sandwich bread and trim off the crust.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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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.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Pour the mixture into a dish and leave the slices of bread to soak for 10 mintues on one side...

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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... then 10 minutes on the other side.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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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.

Stage 6 - 6 min.
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Fry until golden on the first side, then turn over and fry the other side.

Stage 7
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It'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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,593 Kcal or 6,670 Kj31 gr182 gr85 gr
80 %12 %17 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
309 Kcal or 1,294 Kj6 gr35 gr16 gr
15 %2 %3 %2 %
Per sliced bread
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
266 Kcal or 1,114 Kj5 gr30 gr14 gr
13 %2 %3 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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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 uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio custard tart, Potimarron and leek soup, Gâteau Basque , Vanilla ice cream, Milk rolls, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tarte Normande, Pasta with mushrooms, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Two-cheese quiche, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Clementine sorbet, Liège waffles, Pecan fruit rolls , Chantilly cream, ... All
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Croque-monsieur , Chicken club sandwich, Comtoise apple charlotte, Genoese croque-monsieur, Eggs Benedict , ... All

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