8 (3/4 – 1-inch) slices French bread (not baguette)
4 slices bacon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 large tomatoes cut into 1-inch thick slices
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods
Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.
Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet. Transfer to paper towels and drain well. Once cool, crumble bacon into small pieces. Pour bacon fat into a small dish. Set aside.
In the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the reserved bacon fat and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add shallots and sauté until softened. Add vinegar, honey and salt and pepper. Cook about 2 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
To serve:Place 2 slices of toasted bread on each plate. Top toast with a slice of tomato. Sprinkle with bacon pieces. Spoon dressing over bacon. Sprinkle with basil and blue cheese.