I love pain perdu for breakfast. It's something we had often when I was growing up in Louisiana. And I have blogged about it before. This morning I woke up in a mood for pain perdu and I had some challah bread that needed to be used. Given that it was a lazy Sunday morning, breakfast actually turned out to be brunch and it worked out just lovely.
Here's the challah loaf.
Slice at least 1" thick.
Soak in egg/milk mixture.
Served for brunch with fried green tomatoes on my Knowles Ebonette plates.
Today's pain perdu got topped with some real maple syrup for serving. The sweetness of the syrup and the tartness of the green tomatoes played well off of each other. And I love the way that the challah bread pain perdu is so soft and custardy in the centre.
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I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
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