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Romantic Breakfast for Two

Nothing says romance more than this bananas foster French toast served for breakfast in bed!

Bananas Foster French Toast

4 pieces of Texas toast
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups heavy cream - divided
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup bourbon (Woodford brand preferred) - optional
1 stick butter, divided
2 bananas - not too ripe or underripe 
Whipped cream for topping - optional
Pure maple syrup - optional
Powdered sugar

Whisk together eggs, 2 cups heavy cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Cut bananas 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and set aside.
In a large frying pan on medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Dip bread in egg mixture, two at a time. Make sure all sides and ends of the bread are coated fully. Let soak for about 30 seconds.
Cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Melt 2 more tablespoons of butter and repeat with the remaining slices. Set in a warm oven.
In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 4 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved. Add bananas and 1/4 cup heavy cream and let cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add bourbon (if using) and light the bourbon while in the saucepan to help caramelize and burn off the alcohol. 
Cut the french toast on an angle and plate. Pour bananas foster mixture on top. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Prepare for your tastebuds to be delighted and enjoy every mouthwatering bite!

Recipe by Gocha Hawkins, owner of Gocha's Breakfast Bar in Fayetteville.

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