Pain perdu (lost bread)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 \N Eggs, beaten
½ cup Milk
½ cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Orange flower water
1 tablespoon Grated lemon zest
¼ cup Brandy
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
8 slices Stale French bread
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
\N \N Powdered sugar
\N \N Cane syrup

{ Submitted by Austin Leslie, Chez Helene Restaurant } Combine the eggs, milk, sugar, orange flower water, lemon zest, brandy and nutmeg in a bowl. Mix well. Soak the bread in the liquid mixture. Heat the butter and oil in a heavy frying pan. Fry the bread until golden brown on both sides. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with warm cane syrup.

Serves 4.

[ The Legends of Louisisna Cookbook; Sheila Ainbinder; ISBN 0-671-70817-1 ]

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