The “not for everyday” French Toasts

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So here we go, my very first recipe post! I thought I’d start with one of my family’s favorite breakfast: Pains Perdus or should I say French toasts. I’ve been making French toasts for as long as I can remember and it’s a way of turning simple toasts into something special and the cherry on top is that once you get the basics, you can add a variety of garnish, the possibilities are endless.

 

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What you’ll need (4 ppl)

Toasts:

  • Brioche bread cut into slices (I used Kitka bread; normal bread will do)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • butter for the pan

Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup of Strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • maple sirup
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • butter for the pan
  • Icing Sugar

 

Let’s get started!

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Start by making the custard: mix the milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon (you can replace the cinnamon with vanilla essence).

Pop the bread slices in the toaster at low heat so they don’t get too soft in the custard.

 

 

 

 

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Now things get a lot faster. Put a small ball of butter in the pan.

Place the bread in the custard, make sure it’s soaked on both sides. (only a few seconds)

 

 

 

 

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Place the toasts on the pan and make sure they’re golden and crispy on both sides.

Rest them in the oven at low heat for about 7 min, and voila! You’re done.

 

 

 

 

Pour la pièce de resistance… I made 2 different garnishes but the process is the same: a little butter in the pan, strawberry/banana, walnuts and 2 tbsp of maple sirup. 5 minutes is all you need here.
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Tah Dah!

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