Good cooks in many cultures have found delicious ways to revive stale or left over bread. But the French take first prize
With their simple recipe for pain perdu. Literally lost bread,
Which we have come to know as French toast. Once you've
Mastered the basics -----coating slices of bread in an egg and milk mixture and sauteeing them----a range possibilities open.related :Martha's best comfort food recipe
6 large eggs
1/1/2 cup milk
Juice of 1 medium orange, (about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoon cognac, (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
Zest of 1 lemon, (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
6 slices bread, such as brioche, sliced 1 inch thick, preferably
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pure maple syrup,(optional)
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Whisk together eggs,milk, juice, vanilla, cognac, sugar,zest,cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl;set aside.
Place bread in a shallow baking dish large enough to hold bread slices in a single layer.pour egg mixture over bread ;soak 10 minutes .turn slices over;soak 10 minutes more or until soaked through.
Preheated oven to 200 degrees .place a wire rack on a baking sheet,and set aside heat 2 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.fry half the bread slices until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.transfer to wire rack ;place in the oven while cooking remaining bread.wipe skilket, and runtil repeat with remaining butter, oil, and bread .keep in oven until ready to serve .serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.