Deliciously Decadent Pain Perdu: A Traditional French Toast Recipe With A British Twist

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Classic Pain Perdu Recipe

Ingredients:

– 4 slices of thick bread (such as brioche or challah)
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– Butter for frying
– Maple syrup and fresh berries for serving

Steps:

1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
2. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides evenly.
3. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
4. Fry the bread slices for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
5. Serve the pain perdu hot, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with fresh berries.

Stuffed Pain Perdu Recipe

Ingredients:

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– 4 slices of thick bread
– 2 oz cream cheese
– 1/4 cup raspberry jam
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup milk
– Butter for frying
– Powdered sugar for dusting

Steps:

1. Spread cream cheese and raspberry jam on two slices of bread, then top with the remaining two slices to make sandwiches.
2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk.
3. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
4. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
5. Fry the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
6. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Savory Pain Perdu Recipe

Ingredients:

– 4 slices of thick bread
– 4 slices of bacon
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Butter for frying

Steps:

1. Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crispy, then set aside.
2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.
3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
4. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
5. Fry the bread slices for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
6. Serve the savory pain perdu topped with crispy bacon.