clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Pain Perdu (a.k.a. french toast)


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 slices day-old French bread (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 4 tsp butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, 1 Tbsp sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, salt, and eggs until well blended.
  2. Place bread slices in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish. Pour egg mixture over bread and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until egg is absorbed.
  3. in a small bowl, strawberries, remaining 1 Tbsp sugar, and orange peel. Let stand 20 minutes.
  4. Melt 2 tsp butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices to pan and cook until golden on each side. Repeat with remaining butter and bread.
  5. To serve, place 2 slices of bread on a plate. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar; top each with 1/2 cup strawberry mixture. Serves 4.
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes