Bourbon French Toast stuffed with Bacon and Brie

As you can tell, it’s been a BUSY May.  That whole work thing gets in the way of my social/cooking life and there is only one way to make up for it.


Not finding myself at the bottom of a bottle of one, rather, using it to make something delicious.  Or drink something delicious.  Oooh, I love a good Old Fashioned, messy, with the muddle intact….  And being that it is just before 8AM, I’ll refrain from the cocktails and continue with the recipes.

I had a loaf of Challah in the freezer that was begging to me made into French Toast, so I happily obliged it.  Usually I find French Toast to be sickeningly sweet and I can only get a few bites in before I push the plate away but this version has all the savory love my taste buds desire with a kick of sweet and a hint of Bourbon that brings everything together so nicely.

Bourbon French Toast with Bacon and Brie

*makes 2 servings

  • 4 slices of day-old sourdough bread
  • 2 lightly beaten large eggs
  • dash salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 4 oz Brie, sliced thin
  • 4-6 slices bacon, cooked crispy
  1. Beat the eggs along with the bourbon, milk, vanilla, salt and sugar in a small bowl. Pour these ingredients into a flat-bottomed dish.
  2. Grease a pan with butter or cooking spray and heat to medium-high
  3. Dip the bread slices into the dish, allowing them to soak up some of the egg mixture.
  4. Turn over with a fork or spatula, letting them soak on the opposite side. However, don’t let too much of the mixture seep in; it’ll make the bread soggy and hard to handle.
  5. Add the soaked slices to the pan and cook until browned on one side.
  6. Flip the toast over, and on the top of two cooked side, layer the Brie, followed by the crispy bacon.
  7. When the other two slices are cooked, stack them on top of the Brie and bacon to allow the heat to soften the Brie.
  8. Plate and top with powdered sugar.  Serve with maple syrup and butter.

French Toast

About Nicole

While I used to spend my days climbing ladders, now you can find me crawling around with my beautiful baby girl Mia and our precious Pom, Mochi. I live each day to the fullest with my amazing husband who never fails to be the best part of my day...
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