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Sally Lunn Bread

Sally Lunn Bread is an old-fashioned southern yeast bread with a little sweetness. Baked in a bundt pan, it looks like a pound cake, but definitely has the flavor and texture of a yeast bread.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Keyword yeast bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Servings 18


  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (1/4-ounce) packets active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a saucepan, heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt just until butter melts. Stir well and let cool to 100 to 110 degrees.
  • Combine yeast and warm water in small bowl. Let sit 5 minutes.
  • Add yeast mixture, butter mixture and eggs to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until blended.
  • With mixer on low, gradually add in flour. Mixture will be very sticky.
  • Cover bowl and let dough rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down and cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer dough to a well-gresed Bundt pan. I like to spray it with baking spray with flour. Cover and let rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan immediately. Serve with butter or jam.