Pain Perdu is a vegetarian recipe with 6 servings. One portion of this dish contains about 13g of protein, 16g of fat, and a total of 462 calories. This recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works best as a side dish, and is done in about 45 minutes. A mixture of brandy, bread, ground cinnamon, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty.
Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan.
Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar and brandy.
Place bread slices in a single layer in a 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan.
Pour milk mixture over bread, and let stand 10 minutes.
Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored.
Add 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon rind, beating well. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until soft peaks form. Gradually add 2 tablespoons sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture.
Spread egg mixture evenly over bread; let stand 30 minutes.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon lard in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lift bread slices, one at a time, with a spatula, and place in hot butter mixture. Cook 2 to 3 at a time until golden brown, turning once.
Remove to a platter, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining bread slices, adding butter and lard as needed.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over bread slices.