Irish Soda Bread French Toast

By Yankee Magazine

Feb 08 2012

O’Rourke’s Irish Soda Bread French Toast

O’Rourke’s Irish Soda Bread French Toast

Photo Credit : Kristin Teig

O’Rourke’s Diner.728 Main St., Middletown, CT. 860-346-6101;

See More: O’Rourke’s Irish Soda Bread Recipe


6 servings


1 loaf Irish soda bread (see above)
6 eggs
2/3 cup light cream or half-and-half
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon table salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
Clotted cream or whipped cream
Strawberry or raspberry preserves or jam


Cut soda bread into 1/2-inch slices, discarding ends. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Dip each slice into egg mixture, saturating well.

In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Working in batches, place slices in the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Add more butter as needed. Serve warm with clotted cream or whipped cream and preserves on the side.