Irish Soda Bread French Toast with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream.
I’m pretttty sure that if you’re Irish, it’s practically acceptable to have whiskey at breakfast.
We can get around it in a let’s-not-take-a-shot kind of way, and it includes chocolate chips, syrup and whipped cream. What’s not to love about this? FRAAANCH toast.
Up until last year, my experience with soda bread was pathetic to say the least. It’s no secret that I’m of the strong belief that raisins ruin everything (although I can eat them on their own, there is NOTHING worse than thinking you are biting into a chocolate chip cookie only to discover that it’s… RAISIN) and since bread isn’t that thing that makes me go wide eyed, I’d never found one I enjoyed.
On top of that, I had a terrible meeting with soda bread in elementary school that I’ve just never got over. It was dry. There were way too many raisins. I had high hopes for thinking it would taste like dessert and it tasted like cardboard. On top of that, it was paired with an Irish jig that we had to participate in in the school cafeteria and the whole thing was a whole big NO.
I was only probably ten or something too. How do I remember a day like that? I must have been scarred for life.
Anyhooooo. WELCOME. Welcome to the best way ever to eat soda bread. If you ever have a “meh” piece of bread, coat it in custard, fry it in butter, cover it in whiskey syrup and whipped cream. Life is instantly better.
Oh but first. Make sure that soda bread has chocolate chips in it. Because that’s the only way to go.
French toast is one of those recipes that I like to consider breakfast dessert. I rarely order a plate of it alone at breakfast or brunch because I’ll fall into a SERIOUS food coma after and not want to consume one green thing for the rest of the day. But when I’m at brunch with friends, French toast or pancakes becomes the dessert that the table can pick at.
Or the sweet bite of breakfast that we crave with the rest of our eggs or sandwiches or heck, even burgers. You know.
I’ve deemed soda bread as theeee perfect bread for french toast. It’s thick and hearty and a little more dense than regular bread. There is nothing worse than soggy french toast. Nothing!
Oh and P.S. you should probably serve this with some whiskey iced coffee. Word.
Irish Soda Bread French Toast with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream
- 4 slices irish soda bread
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon plus extra for sprinkling
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- powdered sugar
- sliced banana
- whiskey maple syrup
whiskey maple syrup
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons irish whiskey
whiskey whipped cream
- 1 cup cold heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon irish whiskey
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
- Heat a large skillet or grilled over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture and coat it evenly. Place it on the hot skillet and cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining bread. When you’re ready to flip the slices, add the remaining tablespoon of butter.
- Once the french toast is finished, you can cut some of the larger slices in half if you have them. Serve with the whiskey syrup, whipped cream, a powdered sugar sprinkle and banana!
whiskey maple syrup
- Heat the syrup and whiskey together in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool slightly before serving. But serve warm!
whiskey whipped cream
- Place the cream and whiskey in the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat until peaks form. Beat in the sugar until combined.
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49 Comments on “Irish Soda Bread French Toast with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream.”
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I’m sorry did you say Whiskey syrup???
I am SO in!
This looks so delicious! I’ve been craving French toast all week!
I think the sauce and whipped cream would also work with a soda bread, bread pudding . ..
oh yes!! it definitely would!
Oh my goodness…this recipe looks beyond delicious.
I am Irish..on my dad’s side…and I really like soda bread so I am thinking it is gene related, ha!
That said, my least favorite is the kind with raisins and fennel seeds.
I prefer less traditional options…like chocolate chips!
I also made a similar recipe that is a dried cranberry/orange zest version. It makes great toast and probably would make great French toast as well.
oh my gosh… fennel seeds? that is like the one food that i cannot eat ever, my least favorite, so i would NOT be a happy camper. hahaha
The combo of fennel and orange in a rye pancake recipe, remains a favorite in my family. It’s kind of an adult flavor, but correctly used is really great.
boozy breakfasting is the best breakfasting (esp with french toast)!
Wow! That is so far away from soda bread! First, soda bread does not contain raisins. If it does, it is called a Tea Cake?
Check out http://www.sodabread.info for the scoop on Traditional Irish Soda bread.
And saying that the Irish drink whiskey for breakfast is like saying African Americans eat chicken and watermelon for breakfast. Pure racial stereotyping
hahaha that is absolutely NOT what i am saying. if you read my blog regularly, you’d know that. i am nearly 100% irish, grew up in a very irish family and write based on my own experience. we loooove our whiskey here, trust me.
This is the best idea for soda bread I’ve seen yet. Too often it turns out way dry and that’s just a crime against bread. This would rectify any sad soda bread situation!! Love it.
I’ve been wanting to try soda bread lately and also feeling very Irish (probably because my 18 month old’s favorite show is the Wiggles, and they’re always doing Irish dancing. It’s fascinating!). Thank you for replacing raising with chocolate chips because– raisins. Have a great weekend, Jessica! =)
Jessica, I love your blog/recipes and I have followed you for so many years! This irish/french toast looks delicious! I’m just curious – How long does it take you to take the photos for one post (like this post, for example)? I always find myself as equally impressed with your photos as the recipes!
thanks so much cindy! it totally depends on the recipe! i’d say in general the photos take about 30 to 45ish minutes once the recipe is finished and that includes styling it. but sometimes i do take photos of the process, so i might snap a few before i start and during cook time! thank you for your kind words!!
Your soda bread still looks like it has pockets of air! Mine turned out so dense and a bit gooey upon chewing actually =( But it’s supposed to be dense, right? It was the first time I made it..
it is denser than yeasted bread! it doesn’t have that fluffy factor!
thats look so delicious, thanks for your sharing
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SO glad I found my way here today! I always have tons of leftover soda bread and never know what to do with it, but this is perfection! Sunday brunch here we come :)
thank you love!
I would like to have this in my breakfast menu. Thanks a lot for sharing and looking forward to have some great recipes too
WOW! I need this right now! 9pm is an appropriate time for french toast right??
I would have to agree that Irish soda bread is the perfect french toast bread. Especially since I don’t know what to do with the rest of if the next day. Croutons? No way. French toast is better. Especially with whiskey on it. Geesh!
Whiskey for breakfast is definitely acceptable, especially if you’re Irish! My parents went to Ireland last year, and they said that lots of people over there pour Bailey’s over their morning bowl of oatmeal. So, of course, we started doing that here too! ;)
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This speaks to my half Irish side…and even my half Italian side!
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Delicious dish to start a day!! Yummy
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