Le Pain Perdu (french Toast)

Give a new leash of life to your baguettes!

Everyone knows that the French eat a lot of bread. Pain perdu (French Toast) is traditionally the recipe used to recycle stale bread and make a sweet and feel-good breakfast snack. Even though the culinary purists may prefer to use brioche, do not throw away your old baguettes! Treat yourself with this very straightforward recipe.

For a whole baguette, you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 500ml milk
  • 20g butter
  • 10g icing sugar (or caster sugar)

In a bowl or deep dish, mix the milk, caster sugar and eggs.

Cut the bread into moderately thick slices and soak these segments in the mixture. If your baguette is very hard, you will need a good knife and will have to leave them to absorb for longer.

Melt the butter in a hot pan. Fry the slices in the butter for a few minutes on each side, depending on their size, until they turn a nice, golden colour!

Take the slices off the heat and dust with icing sugar.

Serve warm or lukewarm.

Bon appétit !