French Toast

I have a confession to make. There is another reason why I love to bake Sally Lunn bread that I have to share with you. It makes the best French toast I have ever tasted. Decadent, rich, moist, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness in every single bite.

Come to think of it, that’s probably why my whole house is a-buzz when they know Sally Lunn bread is baking in the oven. They know they’ll be served up a fresh plate of Sally Lunn French toast in the morning. And believe me, French toast made with Sally Lunn bread is a mighty fine reason to get up and going in the morning.

You can also use other types of bread for your French toast – recommended would be brioche and challah, while in a pinch you can use whatever bread you have on hand. But I promise you, once you taste French toast made with Sally Lunn bread, it will become a favorite for you, too.


Here’s how I make it.ย 

Yield: 4

French Toast

Total Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
A truly decadent French toast you'll turn to time and again.
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half, or cream
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices Sally Lunn brioche, or challah bread cut into 1" slices
  • butter


  1. Place four slices of bread in a 13x9 rectangular baking dish.
  2. Melt about 1 tablespoon of butter on a griddle or in a large skillet over low to medium heat.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour half of liquid mixture over bread slices in baking dish.
  5. Place bread slices on griddle and cook until golden browned on each side.
  6. Serve immediately or keep warm in oven until ready to serve, but no longer than about 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with your favorite maple syrup, sauteed fruit topping or whipped cream.

All images and text ยฉ Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

8 comments on “French Toast”

  1. Mmm I love french toast! I must try this bread; love that it’s made in a bundt pan. I use Challah usually but it’s always nice to try new things! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Looks fab! Cant wait to try this recipe!

  3. French toast is my absolute favorite breakfast food. I usually just use milk in the batter, but I bet cream would just take it over the top. Gotta try that next time.

  4. I’ve had French toast on the brain for a while – definitely making some this week! Thanks for the reminder ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Your french toast looks amazing and what a great idea to use Sally Lunn bread for french toast. I would have never thought of that! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I was really in the mood for a very yumm breakfast this morning and I somehow ended up on your web site –best thing ever– So I just made this french toast following your recipe and I cannot tell you how great it tastes! I have to admit that my old recipe is crap compared to this one! Thanks a lot for the recipe and I am sure I’ll keep using your recipes from now on! haha ๐Ÿ™‚

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