Lost Bread. Ha-ha, ain’t I funny, though? See perdu is French for lost and pain is French for bread, but pain perdu is the French name for what we call French Toast.
ANYWAY, Charlie asked for some and I made some. (Today is his birthday.)
Here’s how you make it, and then how I make it.
- butter or margarine
- 1 egg for every 2 pieces of toast
- vanilla extract
- slices of stale French bread
Melt margarine in a large skillet. Combine egg, milk, and vanilla and mix well. Dredge bread in this and put into buttered skillet. sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook, turning once, until cooked through and browned on both sides (maybe 5 minutes a side?).
Serve with maple syrup.
- vegan margarine
- vanilla almond milk
- whatever bread I have on hand
Blah, blah, blah, make it the same way, only I don’t use syrup: After I turn the slices, I sprinkle them–okay, I SMOTHER THEM–with powdered sugar.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A character makes something differently than everyone else, and likes it better.