Sally Lunn Batter Bread
Yield: 12-16 Servings
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup honey
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, eggs and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Stir the dough down. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Combine the honey butter ingredients until smooth. Serve with bread. Yield: 12-16 servings.
NOTE: Since the bread has very little sugar, the honey butter is wonderful spread on a slice. Toasted with butter and jam would be lovely for breakfast or afternoon snack with tea.
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I love this bread and I lost my recipe. I found some recipes but honey was used in those. My recipe did not call for honey. I am so glad I found this, can’t wait to try it. This would make a delicious addition to your Easter dinner. It tastes like dinner rolls but much easier to make. Do try it with honey butter or cinnamon butter or strawberry butter on it. Try slightly toasting and just put butter on it and maybe a little jam. You get the idea, this bread is delicious with whatever you like. I think I need to start a loaf now!
This looks and sounds delicious.. It also looks very light and airy.. Is it?
I am ready for breakfast and can't find one single thing in my kitchen that I want, since I WANT A SLICE OF THIS BREAD….:))
FABBY'S LIVING says
Oh, I wish I could go inside my computer and cut myself a piece of the Sally Lunn yummy looking cake! Thank you for the recipe too, pretty lady. Have a blessed Sunday.
Just a little something from Judy says
Sally Lunn bread with honey butter would go perfectly with my mug of hot coffee this morning. Looks like a masterpiece to me!
Interesting history; I am familiar with the name but not sure I knew all of this. The bread looks inviting enough to try, especially if it has a story to go with it. I enjoyed the look at your little egg planters — neat how you used a collage to share a tutorial!
Very interesting stories, Lorraine, I like the first one best. The Sally Lunn that you made looks almost to pretty to eat, after seeing how moist it looks, I think I would like to have a slice. I like the fact that it has very little sugar, but the honey butter is a temptation. ~smile~ Enjoy your day.
Love the bread.. sounds so delicious..! I want to go with the first story:-) Awesome Photos as always..:-)
I like the look of the loaf – and it sounds delicious.
Gloria Baker says
look absolutely delicious!!
Love the pictures!
an interesting and mysterious history. It reminds me of an angel food cake from the outside
Very interesting, and yet mysterious!.. But it looks delicious, and I'm always up for trying a new recipe! Thank you, Lorraine, for sharing it! ~tina
Gypsy Heart says
Very interesting background. It looks so much like a pound cake doesn't it? Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the story and the recipe. I think I'd love to try it!
All of those stories sound plausible. And the bread looks delicious!
As I love working with yeast (I specialize in baking challahs) – I'm definitely going to try this recipe.
It looks and sounds wonderful!
I made this once or twice years ago. It might be fun to try it again. Thanks for the history lesson along with the recipe- xo Diana
Lorraine, this looks so good. I bet it was even better with a little honey butter!
Barbara F. says
Oh my this looks so good, like a bundt cake. Nice for Easter dinner. xo
Looks so wholesome and yummy. Love those flowers in the eggshell cups. 🙂
Maple Lane says
Interesting and looks so delicious, especially since I have not yet eaten breakfast! Beautiful photo, too!