It has been a month and three days since I arrived in France. I have to say, time has definitely flown by! Today, Lucie made us Pain Perdu aka French Toast. She is quite the little cook for a 12 year old. I was never a huge French Toast fan before today… but this was amazing.
She started with fresh Brioche bread from a nearby bakery. Per Wikipedia, “Brioche is a pastry of French origin that is akin to a highly enriched bread, and whose high egg and butter content give it a rich and tender crumb. It is light and slightly puffy, more or less fine, according to the proportion of butter and eggs.”
All you need is Brioche (or any other bread), milk, sugar, eggs and some butter.
Melt butter in a pan. Slice the Brioche and beat the eggs. Dip each slice in the milk, coat with some sugar, and then dip in the beaten eggs. Pan fry (both sides of course) in the hot buttery pan and you’re done.
It was crispy and buttery on the outside, had the perfect amount of sweetness, and was soft and gooey on the inside. Simple and delicious.
It was definitely a nice treat. As you can see, Louise enjoyed it! And oh yes, no syrup necessary.