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PAIN PERDU WITH BANANAS FOSTER - THIS IS NO ORDINARY FRENCH TOAST!
The classic French toast with a definite New Orleans touch.
Pain Perdu translated from French as "Lost Bread",
has lost nothing in this Americanized version.
This recipe will not only please your guests, but have them asking for the recipe.
RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©
INGREDIENTS: Serves 4
• 1 stick butter
• 3 eggs
• 3/4 cups milk
• 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
• 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 8 slices of French Bread, about 1 inch thick
• powdered sugar for dusting
• Bananas Foster (below)
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, orange zest, orange juice, sugar,
cinnamon, and vanilla, to dissolve the sugar.
2. In a nonstick sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter. Dip 2 slices of
the bread into the egg-milk mixture, coating evenly. Fry in the butter
until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side.
3. Repeat until all the butter and bread is used.
4. Lay the pain perdu on a platter. Add the bananas to the pecan mixture
and warm slightly. Spoon the warm sauce over the pain perdu. Dust the
entire plate with powdered sugar.
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 bananas, peeled and sliced, 1/4inch thick
• 1 cup pecan pieces
• 2 cups maple syrup
• 1/4 cup rum
1. In a sauté pan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter.
2. Add the pecans and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Stir in the maple syrup and bring the liquid up to a simmer.
4. Remove the pan from the stove and add the rum. Carefully place the pan
back on the stove and flame the sauce. Remove the sauce from the heat and
COOKS NOTE* Any bread will work for the "toast", but a good French
brioche is my favorite choice.
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