Papa & Do (Pain Perdu.....Lost Bread)

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Serves: 4
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2 large eggs
1/2 c sugar
3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 c milk
8 slice bread, day old is better
3-4 Tbsp butter

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Kathy Sterling Recipe
Well Seasoned
Cypress, TX (pop. 459,903)
Member Since Jan 2010
Kathy's notes for this recipe:
As children we were good at messing up words and especially French ones! My grandmother made Papa and Do for us often and the traditon continues with my grand children.
Imagine my surprise when I found out after 60 years of life that the real name of this dish is Pain Perdu which means lost bread!
Grandma never corrected my pronunciation and now my family calls it Papa & Do, so that is how recipe names get changed.
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Mix eggs and sugar together. Stir in milk mixing until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cinnamon.
Melt butter in a flat skillet or griddle on medium high heat (do not burn butter)
Dip bread in milk & egg mixture and place on hot skillet. Do not let bread sit in mixture too long or it will be soggy and fall apart.
Cook bread in melted butter on both sides until firm and golden brown. Serve warm.

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user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Nov 13, 2010
HAHA!! Love it!!
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Nov 13, 2010
Sha T girl didnt know!! LOL
user Kathy Sterling Kster2033 - Nov 14, 2010
Debbie, do you make this dish also? I am sure it is known as French Toast since most people would not know what Pain Perdu is.
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Nov 14, 2010
Yes I do..unfourtantly my kids know it as french toast. I have co-workers that still call it Pain Perdu. I didnt know about the translation...nice to know. I make it alot on weekends when i have stale bread instead of pancakes.
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Nov 14, 2010
I add a little vanilla..only difference

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