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

Kathy Sterling


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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2 large
1/2 c
3 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
2 c
8 slice
bread, day old is better
3-4 Tbsp

How to Make Papa & Do (Pain Perdu.....Lost Bread)


  • 1Mix eggs and sugar together. Stir in milk mixing until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cinnamon.
  • 2Melt butter in a flat skillet or griddle on medium high heat (do not burn butter)
  • 3Dip 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.
  • 4Cook bread in melted butter on both sides until firm and golden brown. Serve warm.

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