Pain Perdu

"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.""
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Ready In:
12 slices




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

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  1. Baby Kato
    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 recipe #502824 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.
  2. Boomette
    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
  3. NorthwestGal
    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).
  4. Random Rachel
    The flavor of this was great! I used Recipe #114709 for the bread, and found that it really didn't soak in the egg mixture at all like a store bought bread would have - the egg was only just on the outside and the middle was plain bread, but that was my choice of ingredient's fault and not the recipe. :) For ZWT9
  5. Dienia B.
    very orangey loved this. must like orange, sweet enough does not need syrup.zwt9 ds would love this



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