How to Make French Toast with Caramel Sauce

How to Make French Toast with Caramel Sauce


– Hey, everybody. It’s Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com, and I have such a treat for you. I’m gonna teach you how
to make the French toast. This has a bacon caramel pecan topping that is just mmm, mmm, mmm,
mmm, absolutely incredible. So let’s get started. First, the bacon. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add four strips of chopped bacon. Saute that, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp and browned. Then transfer it to a
plate with a slotted spoon. And right into that bacon fat we’re gonna melt in five
tablespoons of unsalted butter. Next, add one cup of
packed, light brown sugar. You’ll know it was packed if you empty it from the measuring cup and it keeps its form. Now add a tablespoon of water and a quarter-teaspoon of salt, making this a salted caramel sauce. Bring that to a light boil,
then reduce the heat to low, and keep it at a simmer
for another five minutes, stirring occasionally. Now remove the pan from the heat and stir in half a cup
of heavy whipping cream and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Once that’s pretty well blended together, stir in the chopped cooked bacon, place it back over the heat and lightly boil another
one to two minutes or until the sauce is completely smooth. Take that off the heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving. And this bacon salted
caramel sauce is incredible. You want to keep every last drop. Now we’re gonna make the French toast. I’m using a loaf of Italian bread here, but you can also use Texas Toast, which is a thick sliced bread. You’ll need about nine to 10 three-quarter-inch-thick slices. Now, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. You’ll need one cup of
milk, three large eggs, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whisk just until blended. Now, while whisking,
add the dry ingredients. That’s one fourth cup
of all-purpose flour, a tablespoon of sugar, half
a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until it’s completely smooth. Now dip each piece of toast
generously into the egg mixture, turning a couple of times to
thoroughly coat the bread. Let any excess drip back into the bowl. You’ll need to cook in
about two to three batches unless you have a large griddle. Place a large non-stick
skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of butter. Once the butter stops sizzling, add each piece of French toast, keeping them in a single layer. Saute for about three
to four minutes per side over medium heat. If you see the French toast
is browning too quickly, adjust the heat because
you want the egg mixture to cook all the way through the toast. Add more butter and repeat
with the next batch. All right, everything is ready. Our French toast is toasted. We have our luscious caramel sauce, and it’s thickened a little bit. And if you want it looser, you
just heat it up a tiny bit, but this looks perfect. Look at that chunky bacon. Ho, ho, ho, this is so
good, I’m telling you. And then also, I toasted
some pecans earlier, and we’re gonna use
that to sprinkle on top. I’m just serving it with some fruit because this is perfect
for breakfast or brunch or lunch, like right now, or even a sweet treat after dinner. Okay, so we’re gonna build one of these, and it’s so easy. You can completely make
these ahead of time, load them up, and just serve them. Easy peasy. Okay. Okay, and then this caramel sauce. You want to put a good
heaping tablespoon of it on each piece. Just like that. Spread it around. Okay, and then I’m telling you that bacon is so irresistible. Oh my goodness. And it adds a tiny bit of salt, so it’s like a salted caramel. It’s so good. And then last but not least,
we’ve got our toasted pecans. Just sprinkle those over the top. Okay, and just, it’s so beautiful. I’m excited. Okay, I’m gonna get right
into this taste test, because I cannot wait any longer. And of course, this is the
best served when it’s warm, so let’s do this. Ooh. I’m a happy girl right now. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm! Mmm. Mmm. This is fantastic. I mean, every bite is just like melt-in-your-mouth delicious. You’ve got that sweet and
savory with the bacon, a little bit of salted caramel, and then the French toast
base is absolutely amazing. Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, perfectly cooked through, and it really doesn’t get any easier. This is such an easy French toast recipe. You’re gonna make it
over and over and over, and you’re gonna fall in
love with this topping. I’m telling you, it’s
perfect for special occasions or brunch parties. That’s right, crowd pleaser right here. I love that you can make
a big batch all at once and serve it. It’s so easy to serve, so easy to eat. Oh. Okay, I’m gonna go enjoy the rest of this. Hey, before you go, if you
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