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Pain Perdu (French Toast) Recipe

Pain Perdu


  • 4 Slices of Villaggio Artesano® Original White Bread
  • 1 Cup (250g) Strawberries - Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Orange Liqueur
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup (125mL) Half-and-Half
  • 2 Tbsp (30mL) Honey
  • 1 Tsp (5mL) Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp (30g) Orange Zest – One Strip
  • 1/4 Cup (60g) Butter
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup (60g) Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 – 1/2 Cup (60-125mL) Maple Syrup, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, toss the Sliced Strawberries together with the Sugar and Orange Liqueur.
  2. In a shallow-rimmed dish (large enough to hold the 4 slices of bread) whisk together the eggs with half-and-half, honey, vanilla extract, and orange zest.
  3. Add in the 4 slices of bread
  4. Turn to coat the bread slices with egg mixture, then, allow to soak for 10 mins.
  5. Heat up a pan over medium heat, melt in butter and swirl the pan to coat the surface evenly with melted butter.
  6. Pan fry in butter for about 5 mins, until golden brown on each side.
  7. Sprinkle with Icing Sugar.
  8. Serve with sliced almonds, strawberries, and drizzle with maple syrup.