French Toast "Tacos"

Total Time:
1 hr 8 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
28 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For bacon:
  • 6 slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • For ganache:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Pinch salt
  • For French toast:
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 vanilla beans, halved and seeds scraped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 slices brioche bread
  • 4 -ounces or 1 stick butter
  • For garnish:
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
  • For whipped cream:
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • To make the bacon: Lay the bacon on a baking sheet covered with nonstick mat or parchment paper. Sprinkle each piece of bacon with 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Drizzle the honey over the bacon and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake the bacon in the preheated oven until crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  • To make the ganache: While the bacon is cooking, make the ganache. In a small saucepan over low heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until smooth. Remove from the heat, stir in the salt and pour into a bowl. Set aside.

  • Remove the bacon from oven and cover to keep warm. Lower the oven temperature to 200 degrees F.

  • To make the French toast: Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla beans (pods and seeds), and sugar together. Lay the brioche slices in a baking dish and pour the egg mixture over the bread. Let the bread set for 10 minutes to absorb the liquid.

  • Melt the butter in a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Gently add the egg-coated brioche to the pan and cook until golden on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the toast to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

  • To make the garnish: In a bowl, gently stir the strawberries and sugar together and let set for 10 minutes.

  • To make the whipped cream: Using a whisk or an electric hand mixer, whip the heavy cream for a few seconds and then add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to whip the mixture to medium peaks and place in a serving bowl. Chill the whipped cream until ready to serve.

  • Serve each piece of French toast with a slice of sweet bacon on top. Serve the toppings family-style. Hold a piece of toast in hand and top with a bacon slice and other toppings as you see fit. Fold the toast like a taco. Eating with your hands is highly recommended!

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