About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.

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Pain Perdu


PAIN PERDU
Mimi’s Cafe Restaurant Recipe

Serves 3

Filling:
6 ounces low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup orange marmalade
6 (1 inch) thick slices of brioche bread

French Toast Batter:
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
zest of 1/4 orange
unsalted butter for griddle pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cream cheese and marmalade with a mixer or spoon until blended together.

Take 2 slices of bread per serving, and spread a thick layer of cream cheese mixture to the center of a slice of bread. Top with another slice of bread to sandwich the mixture.

Mix ingredients of batter together. Dip each “sandwich” into the batter and let them soak for 10 minutes.

Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and add butter. Grill until golden on each side.
Transfer to a pan and place in oven, 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through and custardy in the middle.

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