Tarts D'Italiano !
Recipe by Jessica R.
Ingredients:Crispy on the outside and soft and rich on the inside, this French toast is the best! Add to it the ingredients in a banana split plus blueberries and you can’t get much better than this - unless you want to put a cherry on top
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
2 Tbsp butter
¼ tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
½ cup heavy cream
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp flour
¼ tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup 2% milk
6 slices D’Italiano White Bread
¼ cup butter, divided
2 bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup blueberries
3/4 cup vanilla ice cream
6 Tbsp toasted chopped pecans
Directions:Over medium heat, melt the chocolate and water. Add the sugar and heat to dissolve. Add the butter, vanilla and heavy cream. Stir to melt. Set aside.
Over high heat, dissolve the sugar and water. Boil without stirring until it turns a golden brown. Remove from the heat and add the heavy cream and salt. Stir. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar, flour and baking powder. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat. Add the milk and beat until smooth.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan. Dip the D’Italiano White Bread in the milk mixture and fry to a golden brown on both sides. Keep warm while all slices are cooked.
Melt the other 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Add the banana slices and ½ cup of the caramel sauce. Warm. Add the blueberries.
To serve, place 2 pieces of French toast on each plate. Spoon the blueberry banana caramel sauce over top. Scoop 2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream onto each piece, drizzle with some of the chocolate sauce and sprinkle with the pecans.
Makes 6 slices of French Toast. Serves 3.
Note: Homemade is better but if you want to save time you can use purchased caramel and chocolate sauces. Prep time: 45 minutes, 15 minutes if you use pre-prepared sauces
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