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Sally Lunn Bread

Sally Lunn bread is a favorite sweet, delicious bread. Sally Lunn is perfect with a light spread of softened butter or right by itself!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 package
  • 3 eggs


  • Combine milk, shortening, and water in saucepan. Warm to 120º Fahrenheit.
  • Blend 1 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  • Mix warm liquid with flour mixture. Beat with electric mixture for about 2 minutes.
  • Add remainder of flour and eggs.
  • Cover dough with a clean cloth and allow to rise til doubled in bulk, about one hour.
  • Grease tube or Bundt pan well.
  • Press down dough and pour into pan. Let rise again for about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350º Fahrenheit about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Turn bread onto bread board or plate to cool. Slice and serve with softened butter.


from The Taste of Williamsburg