This recipe uses Fair Trade ingredients and can be found in
the Fairworld Cookbook, published by Oxfam and Cassell, priced £7.99. Fair Trade means
that the people who actually grow and produce our food get a fair return for their work.
Lost bread is an ancient English sweet-bread which was originally called payn pur-dew -
taken, very loosely, from the French. It is also known as eggy bread, and it can be eaten
at breakfast or as a snack.
Ingredients (serves 2)
75g (3oz) butter
2 egg yolks
50ml (2 fluid oz) milk
2 teaspoons Fair Trade ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Fair Trade ground black pepper
4 slices of bread
a knob of butter for frying
1 tablespoon Fair Trade golden caster sugar
Heat the butter in a pan until it separates into a liquid
and sediment. Drain off the melted butter into a bowl, discarding the sediment. Whisk the
egg yolks into the butter, then stir in the milk, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Dip the
bread into the egg mixture and let any excess egg drip off the bread before frying. Melt a
knob of butter in a frying pan and keep it hot. Fry the bread for three minutes on each
side until crisp and golden. Remove the bread from the pan, sprinkle with sugar and eat
while still hot.