Pain Perdu, Lost Bread or French Toast...
all names apply! This is a great breakfast treat for all. The
kids love it because it's a little sweet. This was the one of the
common uses for stale bread as was bread pudding. French bread is
4 slices of stale white bread, or you can use
regular fresh bread toasted for 30 seconds.
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp sugar
2 pinches of salt
Pinch of Nutmeg (Optional)
Sugar or Powdered Sugar
Margarine or Butter
In a shallow bowl, large enough to fit a slice
of bread, add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg and
salt. Mix well as you would scrambled eggs.
Heat a skillet on medium fire and add 1 tbs.
margarine or butter. Lower fire to med-low.
Take bread a slice at a time and lay it in the
egg mixture. Wait about 15 seconds and flip it over, soak another 15
seconds. Take slice out and put it in the skillet. Let it cook about
30 seconds and check to see if it's lightly browned (be careful not
to burn it). Flip it over and brown then remove. Note: Timing
depends on how hot the skillet is while cooking.
Sprinkle a little sugar over it.
Add a little butter to the skillet before
cooking each slice.
Lost bread can be served as it, with syrup and
any preserves. Breakfast sausage or bacon also fit's the dish well.