Another one of my mottos is ‘Eat your Art’. I absolutely love to cook and consider my kitchen my second studio. Part of my daily creativity is preparing, cooking, sharing and eating wonderful food. As with my all of my other artwork I always use the best ingredients and put as much care into every step of the process that I can. I leave room for ‘Serendipitous Happenings and Occurences & New Discoveries’ aka ‘mistakes’.
This is what I made to eat today. I’m also experimenting with my new Pentax A30 digital camera. Thought I’d try out the ‘Food’ mode.
Pain Perdu is French for ‘lost bread’. The poor little stale pieces of bread that would otherwise end up in the compost bucket or as bird food.
Lost Cats, Brussels
First I soak the bread slices for about 15-20 minutes in a mixture of
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- A splash of Bourbon vanilla extract
- A spoonful of sugar
These proportions can easily be increased depending on how much lost bread you are rescuing. I leave the bread to soak until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Then I cook the bread slices in a skillet. Today I used a mixture of the bacon fat left in the pan from breakfast and some butter.
Finally I gently slather the Pain Perdu in pure Maple Sypup and ‘Voila’ – a beautiful afternoon snack to be enjoyed with a glass of cold milk.