I have quite a few recipes from my grandmothers and great great grandmothers. Their recipes don’t look like the ones printed in cookbooks. Many times they are just a list of ingredients and not always with measures! This recipe for Sally Lunn bread is from a “receipt” book that belonged to my Great Grandma Annie Webb Spalding. In this book she had recorded things like birthdays, addresses, dates family members entered the military, death dates, events of note and the like. Scattered among the pages were a few of her recipes. I photocopied the Sally Lunn recipe, along with her picture, and pasted it in my own recipe book.
Great Grandma Annie’s Recipe for Sally Lunn Bread
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 2 level teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
Cream the butter and sugar. Mix and sift together flour and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk. Add the well beaten eggs and bake in a loaf pan in a moderate (350 degrees) oven from 30-40 minutes.
Note: While the recipe didn’t say to do so, I greased and floured the pan. Mine took about 50 minutes until the tester came out clean.