Easy Pain Perdu Recipe| French Toast with Leftover Bread
This classic French recipe is a delicious (and chic) way to use up your stale, day-old bread. It’s also really easy to make and only needs 5 ingredients! It’s a step above the usual American French toast recipe and makes a wonderful café-style breakfast that’s always a hit with both kids and adults.
- 6 Slices of Bread
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- Pinch of Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Add Milk, salt and desiredspices.
Dunk slices of bread into egg / milk mixture. Make sure both sides of the bread is being dunked into the mixture.
Cook on griddle or skillet over medium high heat until nicely golden brown on both sides.
I like to serve my French Toast with cut-up fruits, honey or maple syrup and a little sprinkle of powdered sugar if available.
Why is stale bread best for pain perdu?
Bread absorbs more liquid without being too soggy. It makes a huge difference in the final texture.