Last week, for her 3rd birthday, my little girl Isabelle had a special request: a breakfast made with brioche. This version of French toast or ‘Pain Perdu’ is what we came up with for a special birthday treat.
Brioche, a rich sweet bread is just perfect for this recipe. However, if it’s not available, you can always replace it with traditional white bread. If you have to do this, just add a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar to sweeten the egg mixture.
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Up to 6 slices of brioche (preferably home-made)
1 cup milk
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
Icing sugar and Maple syrup to serve
Mix the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla essence in a large bowl until well combined.
Next, add the slices of brioche to the egg mixture and allow them to soak for a minute or two.
In a large frying pan over a low to medium heat, melt the butter making sure it does not burn. Cook the slices of brioche until golden brown. It should only take a minute or two for each side.
Place the warm brioches on a plate, dust with icing sugar and drizzle with maple syrup.
The traditional French version of this recipe is usually made with stale bread; hence its name ‘Pain Perdu’ which translates as lost bread.
Recipe By Tatiana, Flavoursome Delights
Yield: Up to 6 servings