Pain perdu with vanilla ice cream

Recipe from: 6/10/1998 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 13
Servings 4
Time

Ingredients

  • 4
    thick slices milk bread or raisin loaf
  • 150
    ml
    milk
  • 1
    vanilla pod, scraped
  • 180
    g
    sugar
  • 60
    ml
    water
  • 45
    ml
    butter
  • 100
    g
    walnuts
  • 50
    g
    pistachio nuts
  • 50
    g
    hazelnuts, peeled
  • 50
    g
    sultanas
  • 1
    Litres
    vanilla ice cream
  • fresh mint
  • icing sugar for sprinkling
 

Method

 
Soak bread in milk and vanilla essence (if using) for 1 to 2 minutes. Heat sugar and water over moderate heat until golden brown (caramel). Add vanilla pod (if using), quartered lengthways. Heat a frying pan, add butter and cook bread lightly on both sides. Remove from pan and place in a dish. Pour caramel sauce over. Add nuts to frying pan (you may need a little more butter) and fry lightly until golden. Sprinkle bread and sauce with nuts and sultanas. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream and caramelised vanilla pod. Decorate with a sprig of fresh mint and sprinkle with icing sugar.
 

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