Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

from All Recipes Pain Perdu is a special New Orleans-style French Toast. The most tender version is made with wide loaves of French or Italian bread. Its great flavor comes from the orange brandy in the batter."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, milk, brandy and orange zest. Beat until thick and foamy.
  2. Pour mixture into a shallow pan.
  3. Soak bread slices in the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until they are thoroughly soaked through.
  4. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Lightly spray griddle with cooking spray.
  5. Cook the bread slices 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow, was this french toast ever good, I can't believe the flavor, it was excellent. The toast was light, fluffy and perfectly cooked, simply wonderful. I garnished the french toast with a little icing sugar, that was all it needed. Served with Original Praline Bacon Recipe and sliced oranges for a wonderful breakfast, that I will enjoy again and again. Thanks so much for sharing a new favorite. Made for ZWT9 - Hot Pink Panthers on the Prowl.

5 5

I used a leftover of baguette to do this recipe. And for the orange liqueur I used Triple Sec. Great recipe. We liked it a lot. Thanks Lynn :) Made for ZWT9

5 5

This was excellent, Lavender Lynn. The addition of the orange liqueur and orange zest took this recipe to a new height. I used a dense Italian bread, so each slice would soak up the mixture nicely, and it was great. I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to company. Made for ZWT9 (Cajun/Creole).