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. 

French Toast

A truly decadent French toast you'll turn to time and again.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 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


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

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! 🙂

  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 🙂

  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! 🙂

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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 🙂

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