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

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For 6 sliceds bread, you will need:

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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.
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).
Just a few minutes once cooked.
Home made, but based on how my mother used to make it when I was little.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,104 Kcal or 8,809 Kj192 gr1,125 gr266 gr
105 %74 %106 %40 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
408 Kcal or 1,708 Kj37 gr218 gr52 gr
20 %14 %21 %8 %
Per sliced bread
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
351 Kcal or 1,470 Kj32 gr188 gr44 gr
18 %12 %18 %7 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 sliceds bread : 1.69 €
  • Per sliced bread : 0.28 €

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