Pain Perdu (Fancy French Toast)

May 11, 2018 04:49 PM

Chef Genevieve Meli from the Culinary Institute of America stopped by NewsChannel 13 to make Pain Perdu, a fancy French toast.

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Makes 4 servings


4 Eggs

1 cup Milk

½ cup Heavy Cream

¼ cup Sugar, plus additional for dipping

1 tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Vanilla

Vegetable oil for coating pan

1 loaf Brioche, cut into 1/2” slices

1½ cups Filling (recipe below)


  1. Combine eggs, milk, cream, ¼ cup sugar, salt, and vanilla into glass bowl.
  2. Mix until creamy. Strain if desired.
  3. Coat frying pan with vegetable oil and place on stove on high heat.
  4. Place additional sugar into bowl big enough for brioche slices.
  5. Soak slice of brioche in liquid, then dip one side into the sugar. Repeat with second slice.
  6. Into oiled hot pan, place one slice sugar-side down.
  7. Place 3-4 tablespoons of filling (recipe below) onto brioche slice. Cover with second slice—sugar-side up.
  8. While heating, turn brioche in pan so sugar doesn’t stick to pan.
  9. Cook 30-45 seconds then flip for additional 30-45 seconds.
  10. Remove from heat and place on plate.
  11. Repeat with additional slices of brioche until filling and egg and cream mixture are used.
  12. Serve with syrup, powdered sugar, fruit, or whipped cream.


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