No Pain Perdu, No Gain (French Toast)

It’s been a long day, friends. So let’s sit back, relax, and reflect on my first dish for this blog.

The whole thing wasn’t pretty, I’ll tell ya. I crushed an egg with my bare hands like some neanderthal. I made a mess with the batter as if a hurricane had it. And I used chocolate milk for God’s sake.

The verdict? Well, it certainly looked okay. It wasn’t the prettiest slice in the bakery, but it made do. How did it taste? Not bad at all, actually! I feel it certainly passed as food you would serve to… hmm, well maybe not customers but definitely to yourself on a Sunday hangover.

This was also my first foray into a sugary food! It certainly was sweet. Not too sure if the chocolate milk made all that much of a difference, though. I tasted a bit of the chocolate, but it wasn’t overwhelming. Heck, it barely even made a mark. I’ll just use good old fashioned straight-from-the-cow milk next time.

All in all, I’m pretty proud of myself! My french toast was far from perfect, but I’ll still toot my own horn. Toot toot.

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4 thoughts on “No Pain Perdu, No Gain (French Toast)

  1. Pingback: The Unglamorous Origin of “French Toast” or pain perdu! | FRENCH A L.A CARTE! ®

  2. I am really curious about the use of Chocolate Milk. French toast is my favorite breakfast item. Chocolate… well it’s my favorite item. I might have to try it. I’m not sure if it’s good thing that you didn’t quite taste the chocolate or if it’s a bad thing.

    I might try to use a bit more sugar and some unsweetened cocoa instead…. Idea for another blog??

    • I would say that’s a sound plan! I mean, chocolate milk doesn’t have a very powerful chocolatey taste to begin with. It feels like it’s mostly just sugar anyhow. You’re probably on to something with cocoa!

      Tell us how it works out!

  3. As a French person, I am so pleased to see someone cook Pain Perdu with sugar – I’ve seen too many times people using savoury stuff (egg salt and ketchup) – sacrilege!
    Never seen it with chocolate milk though, this is a first. But pain perdu is good, chocolate is good, so it must be good!
    Thanks for following my blog and I will look forward to reading more of your food challenges.

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