17 comments on “Image 1 – French Toast

  1. Hello Elle, this is a very common dish here in north of France and South of Belgium. It’s used to get rid of old bread – in fact you need a loaf of dry or old plain white bread – you can’t do it with fresh bread. So you cut thick slices of 1,5cm and soak them first in milk and when they are well soaked through you put them in a plate with stirred eggs. Don’t leave them there, just turn them on one side and the other. The milk will make your ‘pain perdu’ all spongeous and soft and the eggs will make a golden crust around and keep the milk inside. And then fry in a saucepan with some salted butter. Eat hot or very warm (at least, i like it like that) We usually eat them with powder sugar (white or brown). Excellent supper for the kids and the grown ups – miam miam :). It’s called ‘pain perdu’ which is a French expression and means ‘lost bread’. Just dry, it’s delicious. :))
    Thanks for your beautiful pictures Elle and all the best to you for this year 2012

      • Pain perdu is part of our lives 😉 I don’t know how much kilos of pain perdu I have eaten and cooked in my life. My old neighbours still invite me from time to time to have pain perdu with them. You had a wonderful idea, starting this blog, Elle.

      • It is a lovely dish; do you have it sweet or savoury? Thank you, Myriam, I thought it would be a nice combination and a bit of a challenge, too! 🙂

    • Oh that would be lovely, Myriam, if we are ever in your part of the world 🙂 Thank you for you well wishes; I hope you will also have a wonderful 2012 🙂

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