Irish Soda Bread French Toast
When March rolls around, my mom makes a few loaves of Irish Soda Bread: One for the family, two or three for the neighbors and friends. Last year, I finally learned her recipe. I made this Irish Soda Bread French Toast with it, but I never posted it because we ate it all too fast.
This year, I knew what I wanted to share once the Irish Soda Bread was in the oven.
French Toast is my favorite breakfast food and Irish Soda Bread is my favorite St. Patrick’s Day treat. So naturally, I paired them together. I like to think that I can bring cultures together in one single meal. After all, isn’t that what food is partly about? Togetherness? Didn’t the act of cooking completely civilize the Human Race? When we began to cook, we also started to sit down together and eat our meals. It taught us manners and it taught us about family and how to be together. (Yes, I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s latest book: Cooked.)
It’s kind of sad how much I ignore this. I’m going to be honest with you all for a second. I don’t cook every single night of the week. You might think that I do, based on all of the food that I post but I don’t have a family of my own yet and for the most part I would be cooking for one on weeknights. I find it so hard to get in the kitchen when I’m only cooking for myself. Yes, leftovers are great but motivation is a powerful thing. Hunger should motivate me, but I mostly just grab whatever is around the house that night.
Food connects us and I’d like to start using it as a catalyst for conversation.
Bottom line, who wants to come over for dinner on a random Tuesday night?
You can use any type of bread with this recipe but I promise that Irish Soda Bread is fabulous! Top with whatever toppings you'd like and enjoy!
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hour
1 loaf Irish Soda Bread
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
powdered sugar, maple syrup, raisins, blueberries or your choice of fruit.
Slice the Irish Soda Bread loaf into thick or thin slices, depending on your preference. Set aside.
Heat a griddle on low-medium and lightly grease with butter. If you don't have a griddle, you may use a large skillet.
Crack the eggs and whisk together to break the yolks. While whisking, add the milk, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Dip both sides of the Irish Soda Bread slices into the milk, egg and spice mixture. Transfer dipped bread onto top of the greased griddle or skillet. Keep on for 3-5 minutes and then flip the slice onto the other side. The top should be golden brown. If it is not, you may want to flip the slice back over until that side is fully cooked.
Repeat for each slice. Once done, serve with powdered sugar, raisins, fruit and maple syrup.