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What is Sally Lunn bread? I had to look it up and the pictures that turned up look delicious. These recipes are from four ladies that contributed to a recipe book put together in 1875 by the Southern Presbyterian church in Paris, KY. If you want to try and make one of these recipes, hop over to my measurement conversion page for help with odd measurements.
Miss Spears’ Sally Lunn Bread Without Yeast Recipe
Beat three eggs separately, two pints of flour, a lump of butter the size of an egg, one teaspoonful of soda, two teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar; make it up with sweet milk to make a batter, and bake quickly.
Miss Kate Spears – Housekeeping in the Blue Grass by Paris, KY Southern Presbyterian church – 1875
Mrs. Chapline’s Sally Lunn Bread Recipe
One teacupful yeast, one pint warm sweet milk, a piece of butter size of hen egg, two pints flour, two eggs, one tablespoonful sugar. When ready to put to rise, work in one half teaspoonful soda, or more if the bread is sour.
Mrs. Chapline – Housekeeping in the Blue Grass by Paris, KY Southern Presbyterian church – 1875
Mrs. Kenney’s Sally Lunn Bread Recipe
Two pints flour, one tablespoonful lard, on tablespoonful butter, on tablespoonful sugar, two teaspoonfuls cream of tartar, one of soda, three eggs beaten separately; mix with sweet milk; make batter as thick as for batter-cakes. When ready to bake, dissolve the soda and cream of tartar in a little sweet milk – put in the last thing. Let the batter stand five or ten minutes, then bake rather quickly; leave out sugar if you prefer.
Mrs. Kenney – Housekeeping in the Blue Grass by Paris, KY Southern Presbyterian church – 1875
Mrs. Payne’s Sally Lunn Bread Recipe
One quart of flour, one half pound butter, two eggs, one teaspoonful of salt, on half teacupful of sweet milk, and good yeast sufficient to mix the dough to a proper consistency. Make it up about nine o’clock in the morning in winter, and eleven o’clock in summer; work it over about four o’clock, and make it in a round shape into pans and bake for seven o’clock tea. Butter, before sending it to the table.
Mrs. J. Payne – Housekeeping in the Blue Grass by Paris, KY Southern Presbyterian church – 1875