Drunken Irish Soda Bread French Toast

You want to make sure that the soda bread you use isn’t the crumbly kind, or else it won’t slice up nicely. As long as it can be cut evenly into slices using a serrated knife, you are good to go. And if you have the sweeter style, raisin studded bread, even better. Enjoy!


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup cream or milk
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small loaf of leftover raisin-studded Irish soda bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 8 slices total)
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • Maple syrup, for serving


In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk or cream, rum, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Dip each slice of bread quickly into the custard mixture. Note: don’t leave it soaking too long or the bread might fall apart.

Melt half of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place a few slices into the pan and cook until brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining butter and slices of bread. Serve warm drizzled with maple syrup. Enjoy!

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