Monday, September 24, 2007

a Great Idea..... and a Horrible One!

Mimi's Cafe's Pain Perdu

Recipe provided by Mimi's Cafe
Converted to 8 Portions

Balboa Mix Ingredients:
  • 12 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Orange Marmalade

    Cut cream cheese into smaller pieces and place in mixer. Add marmalade and mix approximately 10 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides frequently.

    Perdu Ingredient:

  • 16 pieces egg-white bread

    Trim crusts off egg-white bread; add scoop of balboa mix to center of a slice of bread. Do not press down. Top with another slice of bread to form a “sandwich.”

    French Toast Batter Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup Half and Half
  • 1 ½ TBS Sugar
  • ¼ TSP Salt
  • ¼ TSP Vanilla
  • ¼ TSP Cinnamon
  • ¼ TSP Nutmeg
  • Zest of ¼ Orange

    Preparation: Add eggs, Half and Half, sugar and spices together and mix; add orange zest.

    Grilling: Dip Pain Perdu “sandwich” in French toast batter. Cook on flat griddle to a golden brown on both sides. Slice diagonally.

    Add strawberries, blueberries and raspberry puree across entire center. Dust with powdered sugar.

  • We made these for lunch yesterday and they were SO good..... but thats all I made. I didn't make anything to go along with them. Kyle and I were talking about really needing some sausage or eggs to add some protein. Well, I decided that I wanted to make some eggs.... and sitting there was the left over mixture of egg-wash to dredge the bread in.
    Never, Never try it. It was a horrible, horrible idea. Just thought I would share my discovery in case you ever get that same idea.

    1 comment:

    Russell said...

    this sounds so good and I want to try it, but I have just one concern, does the middle part get cooked? You know, since there is egg white on both sides of the bread, does the middle part cook enough that it isn't still eggy? Let me know!