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Makes 12 to 16 servings

This yeast bread is named for its creator, Sally Lunn, an 18th century Englishwoman. At least that's one explanation. No matter its origin, this slightly sweet recipe will be welcomed at the table.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine yeast and 1/2 cup warm water in a 1-cup measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat milk and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Cool to 100° to 110°.

Step 3

Beat yeast mixture, milk mixture, and eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating at lowest speed until blended. (Mixture will be a very sticky, soft dough.)

Step 4

Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until dough is doubled in bulk.

Step 5

Stir dough down; cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until dough is doubled in bulk.

Step 6

Stir dough down, and spoon into a well-greased, 10-inch Bundt pan or tube pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 20 to 30 minutes or until dough is doubled in bulk.

Step 7

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted into center of bread comes out clean. Remove from pan immediately. Serve bread with Blackberry Butter, honey, molasses, or jelly, if desired.

Step 8

Blackberry Butter: Stir 2 to 3 tablespoons seedless blackberry jam into 1/2 cup softened butter.

Ratings & Reviews

Surfergirl42's Review

Surfergirl42
June 23, 2013
Delicious! I used rapid rise yeast to cut a little time off the 3 rises and it still came out perfect.

smcheslock's Review

smcheslock
November 15, 2009
Very easy to prepare, but make sure you have the time to go through the 3 rises before baking. Looks gorgeous! I let it cool thoroughly then wrapped and froze it for Thanksgiving.

Bigredbee6's Review

Bigredbee6
January 18, 2009
This bread is so easy to make! It's delicous and it goes with either something sweet or something salty. I have made it many times now and it's a hit!