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Sally Lunn Batter Bread Recipe

Sally Lunn Batter Bread Recipe

The tantalizing aroma of this golden loaf baking always draws people into my mother's kitchen. With its circular shape, it's a pretty bread, too. I've never seen it last more than 2 hours once it's out of the oven! — Jeanne Voss, Anaheim Hills, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. 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 large eggs
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Stir the dough down. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
  • 5. Combine the honey butter ingredients until smooth. Serve with bread. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 326 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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PerPrudy User ID: 8080680 263371
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"Excellent bread, great with Pot Roast!"

teerose User ID: 8871432 248775
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"Can I substitute bread flour for all purpose flour?"

LeslieH User ID: 191346 245028
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Definitely a make-again. So easy to make and delicious."

YUMYUM74 User ID: 942529 238130
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I'm going to make this today. I'll substitute the dry yeast (don't have any) with fresh active yeast. Hope it turns out well..."

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 226308
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"Very tasty! Mine started browning way too fast, so I just covered it with aluminum foil. Thanks for sharing!!"

momzilla24 User ID: 2029435 221558
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I have been making this family favorite for years. It is easy and delicious, makes fantastic toast. I prefer to bake it in two loaf pans so that it is easier to slice."

catyd User ID: 5888886 33503
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

"I was worried as my first rise wasn't very pronounced, but I went ahead with it and gave it additional time on the 2nd. It baked quickly and tastes great. flaky crusty. Great with regular butter. I'd definitely try again and use fresher yeast just in case that was my problem!"

dixiegrl User ID: 4569963 91035
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"Pretty good bread. With it being a slightly sweet bread, we liked it better with regular butter more than the honey butter."

patlietch User ID: 1379464 74261
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"Sounds wonderful - has anybody tried to substitute and make gluten free? I'm new to gluten free but have to do it - if anybody has pls leave a comment!!! Thanks!!!"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 81064
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Love this bread! The directions were a little confusing, and for some reason the top of the bread got really brown but the middle didn't cook completely, but I think this was my own fault because I put it on a really high rack in the oven. But this bread is definitely now one of my absolute favorites! It's delicious! I didn't even make the honey butter, the bread tastes fantastic even without it! Definitely recommend this recipe!"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 32701
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Wonderful! Because there is only 2 of us, we couldn't finish it, but it made nice toast the next day (s) too."

lightedway User ID: 4228023 204516
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"Will be making this easy bread again and again. I served this with the honey butter and it was loved by all. My husband hosted poker the night I made this bread. When I went to get another piece it was gone! Big hit with the guys. I have this pictured on my page. YUM!"

momlindakay User ID: 1726303 31845
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011


katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 31844
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This bread is great; and so easy to make with no kneading. Tastes best fresh from the oven."

smokingdragons User ID: 1099605 81062
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"This is so good, can't stop eating it once it comes out of the oven. It's addicting."

kimmaclean User ID: 4949189 38579
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"My family loved it! It was gone before the main course was served."

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 204515
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"i like this bread fairly well...i like it best fresh out of the oven with honey or just plain butter!"

xicota User ID: 944314 50479
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"Very nice, mildly sweet bread. Great toasted!"

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