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Pain Perdu

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

5 Minutes





About the Recipe


  • Melted butter for brushing

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 1 Tbs. Grand Marnier (optional)

  • Pinch of salt

  • Zest of 1 orange

  • 5 Tbs. sugar

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 8 slices brioche or other egg  bread, each 1 inch thick

  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce, warmed

  • 6 Tbs. crème fraîche


Preheat a Breville grill by setting the dial halfway between "sandwich" and "sear." Brush the bottom griddle plate with melted butter.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, Grand Marnier, salt, orange zest, sugar and vanilla. Working in batches, soak the bread in the egg mixture for 30 seconds per side.

Place the bread on the griddle plate, close the lid and cook until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut each slice in half diagonally. Divide the slices among individual plates. Top each with 2 Tbs. caramel sauce and 1 1/2 Tbs. crème fraîche. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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