We had French toast for breakfast this morning and my son could not stop eating them declaring that they were the best he ever had. Mind you, I have not changed a thing to them, expect forgetting to spread some butter over when done. He asked to write a blog about it. So here I am with a breakfast dish.

Growing up in France we do have our own version of French toast: “Pain Perdu”. Great after school snack.

Simply slices of bread , whether milk bread or brioche soaked in vanilla milk, then soaked in beaten eggs and fried on butter previously clarified. We just eat it fresh off the griddle with no syrup or extra butter.
The below recipe is my own creation.


French Toast

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French toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 peoples


  • 8 slices bread 8 slices day old bread
  • 3 eggs 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream or milk 3/4 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup +maple syrup


  • Mix together well eggs, heavy cream or milk, brown sugar, cinnamon in a large dish.
  • Add the bread slices and soak each side of the bread in the egg mixture.
  • Remove excess batter and cook over medium heat on a griddle.
  • Spread light butter and drizzle maple syrup over them.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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