Pain perdu with warmed berries

 
 

Pain Perdu, or “lost bread”, refers to the practice of using up stale bread in times of austerity. You could do the same, but I would recommend pushing the boat out and using brioche or panetone instead for an even more tasty dessert. Perhaps surprisingly “French Toast”, it’s other common name, was not invented in France. Similar recipes exist as far back as Roman times - way before France even existed as a nation.

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