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Campfire Bacon and French Toast

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12 rashers Smoked Bacon
4 large Eggs
6 cut in half Brioche buns
0.5 tsp Cinnamon
optional Maple Sryup
2 tbsp Vegetable oil

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Campfire Bacon and French Toast

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    A deliciously simple breakfast of French toast and smokey bacon

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    • Serves 6
    • Easy

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    Nothing says breakfast like piles of crispy bacon, delicious and sweet French toast and lashings of freshly brewed coffee. I like to make my French toast with brioche bread, it’s sweeter and soaks up the egg well. It also keeps well, not needing to be kept cool. Like most breads though, it is a squash risk when you’re packing it. Therefore, this might be a recipe for early on your camp if you haven’t anywhere safe to store your eggs and bread. I have seen recipes call for extra ingredients such as sugar, vanilla etc. but with the sweeter brioche bread, these aren’t really necessary. The simpler the better.

    Either BBQ, fry or grill your bacon to your preferred level of doneness. I’m a firm believer in the ‘crispier the better’, much to the dismay of some of my fellow campers!

    Sprinkle your French toast with a pinch of cinnamon (also great on toasted marshmallows if you’ve went to the trouble of bringing it on camp) and drizzle with maple syrup if you’ve brought it. You can serve the eggy bread alongside the crispy bacon, or you can make a little sandwich if you’re cutting down on washing up.

    Alright, alright, yes you can clearly see from the pictures that I didn’t make this French toast on a campfire but on a BBQ. The reason for this is simple, I was in a campsite that didn’t allow campfires. Although, I have heard people recently on Facebook wondering if they can put their frying pans on the BBQ, so this Campfire Kitchen recipe just goes to show that you shouldn’t be afraid to.

    Because of the fact we’re cooking this French toast on a pan, you really could cook it whatever way you have at your disposal. It would work of course on the campfire or BBQ like I’ve discussed but equally well on a gas or alcohol-burning stove. You could even practice at home on your electric hob if you wanted!




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    1
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    Prepare your fire or BBQ first of all for direct heat under a pan. Crack your eggs into a bowl and whisk them up. You can add the cinnamon in here or save it to the end if some members of your party don't like it.

    2
    Done

    Cook the bacon, if you're frying it on a stove or Trangia, use a little of the oil to get it going. You should be able to cook it directly over the coal or fire though. It's healthier that way too! I like my bacon extra crispy. When the bacon is done, think of some way to keep it warm. I wrapped it in foil and left it under the BBQ but near a fire would work just as well too.

    We aren't far from serving here to ask someone to get the kettle on.

    3
    Done

    Get the pan on the fire and heated up. Add about half of the oil but reserve some because the bread will absorb a good deal of it. When it's hot, dip the halved brioche buns in the whisked eggs and carefully add to the pan. They'll only need about a minute and a half on each side but you want the eggy bread a little browned and crispy. Do them in batches so you don't crowd the pan, add more oil if you need.

    4
    Done

    Give everyone two halves of the brioche and two rashers of bacon but let them do their own cinnamon (if you haven't added it already) and maple syrup.

    Mark T

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