Here's what you do when you find the challah that your mother brought to celebrate on Friday night but that you forgot to set out because you hid it from thieving dogs.
Make French toast.
It seems particularly appropriate that the Medieval reference in France to stale soaked bread fried up in fat is “pain perdu” or “lost bread”.
It's really a no recipe recipe but I shall list the ingredients anyway.
1/2 – ish loaf of challah or stale bread of choice sliced 3/4 inch thick
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Juice from 1/2 clementine
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Whisk everything but the bread. Soak bread slices, both sides. Melt butter in the skillet. Fry bread both sides. Serve with jam, syrup, honey or Nutella!
Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner – B