Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day Two...Sally Lunn French Toast

Since I mentioned French toast yesterday, it was all I could think about this morning for breakfast.  And, I know it's not rocket-science to make it, but I thought I'd give you the recipe my mother always used for us.

We thought of French toast as a special treat and there are several ways to add different flavors, stuff or not stuffed, and what bread you use, but this morning, it's Sally Lunn.

French Toast
4-6 slices of bread, preferably day old
3 large eggs
2/3 cup heavy cream (or Half & Half)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cardamon
1 T vanilla extract

2-3 T unsalted butter for the grill pan

In a large flat dish or pan, beat the eggs and cream.  Add the spices and vanilla and whisk again.  Slice the bread in at least 1/2-inch slices.  

Soak the slices in the egg/cream mixture for at least ten minutes.  Heat a griddle on medium and add the slices.  Cook about 5 minutes on each side before turning to cook the other side.

Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.  I added some veggie bacon strips and red potatoes to hubby's dish t round out a complete meal.  This way, he won't bug me later to make him lunch!! LOL!
Still chilly here in the Pacific Northwest, so hardy breakfasts are a must. Enjoy!!


  1. I'm running a day behind!! I made the Sally Lunn bread today and it turned out perfectly!! So, I will make the French Toast tomorrow!! Yum!

    1. I knew you could do it! Way to go Sis, you rock:-D

    2. OMG!! I made the French Toast this morning and it was by far the best I've ever made!!

  2. I make Sally Lunn but I use a recipe that calls for raisins / sultanas to be added, and then for the loaf to have a glace icing on top. I remember eating it when I was a little girl - my Mum used to buy it for us.

  3. That sounds wonderful, and it would also make wonderful French toast!

  4. That's it - the french toast sold me. I am going to have to make this bread -- or attempt to at least :)

    1. Allison, I have all the faith in the world that you can do this--really easy and 99.9% foolproof:-D!

  5. French toast is always a favorite of mine. Another good thing to do with day old bread is BREAD PUDDING! yum.
    stamping sue

  6. I was looking through some of your old recipes, and this one caught my eye. When I was last in England, I had supper at Sally Lunn's in Bath, home of the Sally Lunn bun!

    And I am now craving French toast...