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French Toast | Pain Perdu (Lost Bread)

Updated: May 9

Hello, lovelies! Our French sis Nicole, who's a huge fan of ours, spilled the beans on this sweet recipe for a snack that's quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty! Now, listen up! French toast, also known as eggy bread or pain perdu, is a brekkie dish that involves soaking slices of bread in an egg and milk mixture and frying them till they're gorgeously golden. It's a worldwide favorite that can be made using different types of bread such as brioche or challah, which gives it a bit of variety in texture and flavor. Plus, it's a great way to breathe new life into stale bread! So go ahead and give it a go!

Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 2


50g butter

4 to 6 slices of any stale bread

4 eggs

2 cup milk (use more milk if needed for soaking your bread in)

1 packet of powdered vanilla sugar

A handful of white sugar


1. Grab a large salad bowl and crack those eggs, beat them until they give up!

2. Add some milk and vanilla sugar to the bowl, and give it a good mix.

3. Make sure you add enough milk to fully dip a slice of bread in the mixture before frying it up.

4. Get the butter melting in a frying pan.

5. One by one, dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, then fry them on both sides in the hot pan.

6. Keep going until you've done every slice.

~ Serve your delicious French toast hot and sprinkle some sugar on top for an extra sweet touch!

Read a short fictional story by us about this recipe!

Bon appétit bébé!


Legend has it that French toast was actually invented by a quirky medieval chef who was trying to find a creative way to use up his leftover bread.

One day, as he was feeling particularly daring in the kitchen, he decided to dunk slices of stale bread into a mixture of eggs and milk, and then threw them onto a sizzling pan. The result? Pure magic! The crispy edges, the gooey center, and the irresistible aroma wafting through the castle drew in everyone from knights to kings. They dubbed it "eggy bread" and soon it became the talk of the town.

It didn't take long for word to spread across the kingdom, and the dish quickly gained popularity far beyond the castle walls. And thus, French toast (pain perdu) was born! Though its name suggests a fancy origin, this breakfast delight is really just a delicious result of a creative chef's culinary experiment.

Vive la French toast!