In the event of you being home tomorrow morning, I would likely advise you on going out right now and buying any fresh croissants you can find.
Even better if you have some home already – that means you do not have to go and forage croissants on a Saturday evening for your breakfast tomorrow, and that seems to me like a win-win situation, especially if you live in London and the weather it’s shit – because, in this case, the older, the better. Not mouldy, mind you. Just old croissants, maybe baked a couple of days ago.
I am not home tomorrow, work will have me there at 8am sharp and I won’t bother eating a single thing before then – because I like to sleep more than eat at that time in the morning – and have a bite – or two – when I get there. Oh, the perks of working in the food industry! But, that does not mean you do not deserve a nice and hot breakfast. This Croissant Pain Perdu – that’s french for “lost” bread, AKA stale! – recipe is a go-for if you want to surprise your other half with breakfast in bed. Or for the kids, before they start misbehaving. Or the best friend. Or the mum – if you happen to be one of the misbehaved kids!
- 2 croissants
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp of caster sugar and some extra for cooking
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 40g of milk
- a knob of butter
- a bunch of fresh raspberries
- icing sugar to dust
Slice the croissants lengthwise and place on the side.
Beat the egg with the 2 tablespoons of caster sugar, the milk and the cinnamon, then turn on the heat on a medium pan and let the butter melt completely.
Dunk the croissants bits in the egg liquid, then place in the pan and dust with caster sugar
Turn each piece and let the sugar caramelise.
Serve the Croissant Pain Perdu still hot, sprinkled in icing sugar and fresh raspberries.
The Croissant was from work, and it’s most definitely from the one and only Bread Ahead in Borough Market.
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