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.
How To Make Irish Soda Break French Toast?
Are you ready for the best way to make Irish Soda Bread?
Once you’ve made your Irish Soda Bread, you start by slicing the loaf with a sharp knife into 2-inch slices.
Next, you’ll want to make sure that you’re grabbing a large bowl and mixing together your milk and egg mixture (a few large eggs and milk usually do the trick!) You don’t need a stand mixer to do this, just a fork will do just fine!
Once you have your mixture in place, you’ll want to heat a large skillet over medium heat and dip your slices of Irish soda bread into your large mixing bowl. This will coat the slices in your mixture. Then you can add them to your skillet and cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.
Should you add Raisins to Irish Soda Bread?
My answer to this might be surprising to some people, but yes! I think raisins belong in Irish Soda Bread.
Some people might think that this isn’t a traditional recipe as it has raisins and lacks caraway seeds. That’s fine. You can omit the raisins and add those caraway seeds if you’d like!
If you’re a raisin fan like I am, you can absolutely swap golden raisins in, if you’re feeling fancy.
What to eat with Irish Soda Bread French Toast?
Breakfast casseroles would be a good place to start! If you’re looking for one you can click over to this Sausage Egg Skillet.
You might also enjoy a quick bread recipe (maybe this Banana Bread) or this Fruit and Oatmeal Smoothie to make sure you’re using up some fresh fruit!
If you’re feeling very Irish, don’t forget your green beer!
What Should I Put on Top of French Toast?
French toast is perfect for a variety of toppings. Most notably, fresh whipped cream, and maple syrup. Have you ever heard of whiskey syrup? You might want to make sure you’re putting that on your french toast, along with some Irish whiskey in your coffee!
This may be a wild idea, but what about adding some caramel sauce to the top?
Whatever you do, don’t you dare forget the fresh berries!
French Toast is my favorite breakfast food and this traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe 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?
And what better way to bring people together than to share breakfast on Saint Patrick’s Day?
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.)
Food connects us and I’d like to start using it as a catalyst for conversation.
Irish Soda Bread French Toast
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!
- 1 loaf Irish Soda Bread
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 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.
For toppings I used powdered sugar, maple syrup, raisins, blueberries or your choice of fruit.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.
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Thanks Lynna! :)
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