Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sally Lunn Bread

Before I forget, I want to give credit to Kim (Kim Klassen) for the If Only background and Karen (The Graphics Fairy) for the beautiful swans. We have such amazing resources in Blogdom! If you haven't signed up for Kim's weekly download, try it and you'll be playing in no time.

This is the last of the Memory Bouquet using the same If Only background. It makes for a soft, romantic look. I used the photomerge function on Photoshop.


As you may know, I am on the search for a particular bread recipe. I've now made bread three times in the effort and each time brings me closer to that elusive recipe. I have learned some things. One is that to have sweetness one must have more than a titch of sugar. The other is that eggs do add that extra body to bread dough that I am looking for. The last is that this can not go on. I like fresh bread way too much.

Cheryl @ Thinking About Home suggested that Sally Lunn bread might be close. It is certainly a delicious bread and so easy to make. No kneading!

Notice the bread handle? Why I stuck that extra bit of dough on there, I have no idea. It certainly wasn't to make it attractive. =)

Can you see the texture? That is definitely what I am looking for. See that butter? Cabot, thank.you.very.much. The best ever! (No, Cabot is not paying me to say this.) Do you have a favorite butter?

If you'd like to try Cheryl's recipe, you'll find it right *here.*  She's titled the post "Snowly and Sally Lunn." Perfect for a snowy day as we're enjoying today.

I also wanted to thank you for the encouraging things you said about my tag project yesterday. You are the best!

A wonderful Tuesday to you...

Love Vee


  1. Vee..... your header and the vase with carnation is lovely!!! Very soft and romantic looking...

    I'd sure love to have a piece of your delicious looking toast right now with my coffee.

    I've never tried Cabot..... I need to check it out.

  2. The best part about hunting for that perfect bread recipe is all of the bread you get to taste along the way!

    Pretty swans...

  3. Good morning! I have just made my tea, and now that bread looks perfect! Oh how I love homemade bread! (which is why I don't make it haha) Loving the new blog look! Have a good day...HUGS

  4. I am so trying this recipe. I just love homemade bread. Thanks.

  5. I saw a swan swimming on a private pond yesterday and pondered how I might get a photo of it without getting arrested yesterday...I decided against trying...lol.

    These are lovely!!

    Bread testing would be one of my all time favorite activities. Warm, fresh baked bread is simply the best!!

  6. I wasn't hungry until I read this post. Now I am! The bread looks so good. Is there anything as wonderful as the smell of bread baking? (There might be, but I'm hungry.)

    Love the background and header. I'm off to check out the link to Kim Klassen. Thank you!

  7. The bread looks wonderful! I think that's how I gained weight a few years ago....I love home made yeast breads! Your swans are beautiful! ♥

  8. Ack! I am too busy to make bread today...and that bread looks soooooo good. I can taste it and smell it now! Of course, I have tasted and smelled it before, so that aids the imagination. ~smile~ (Thanks for linking.)

    I, too, love the swans header...a sweet and peaceful image.

    Enjoy your snowy day, and your Sally Lunn bread!

  9. It looks delicious! Are you still on the hunt for the elusive perfect loaf?
    I leave most of the bread baking to dh. He is more patient with the yeast process!
    No favorite butter here, as long as it is fresh! I have been told the butter in Ireland is wonderful!

  10. LOVE the header-really pretty. :)
    That bread looks so good. Maybe I'll make some later too!


  11. I remember this recipe from an old Williamsburg cookbook. I'll have to try it again. Thanks for the reminder!

  12. My husband is going to attempt to make homemade bread on his mini vacation. It's one of the biggest no can do with my hands (RA) so he wants to try. Your bread looks wonderful. Have you looked at a fannie mae cookbook for an older recipe or better yet, type in amish bread... it may be what your looking for. Hugs and best of luck. T

  13. I love Cheryl! I am going to try that bread - it looks wonderful!

    I was away all day yesterday - buying for the store - but am off to see your tag!


  14. Gorgeous header Cheryl. That bread looks dee-lish!
    Have a beautiful day,

  15. -clapping hands- Oh my gracious! New blog look here! I love it! I love it! I love it!

    Since I can't eat regular bread any more... And since I love such bread as you picture... Guess I'll just leave it at..... I love your new blog look! :-)

    "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
    they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
    and the most patient of teachers."

    - Charles W. Eliot

  16. I did a double take when I saw your post title this morning...as we ate in the original Sally Lunn House in Bath, England last year. And of course we had their famous Sally Lunn buns! I had no idea Sally's recipes were floating around North America. Truth be told...I had never heard of Sally until we visited Bath.

    Your bread looks most inviting!

  17. Love your blog's new look! This bread looks yummy.

  18. Is this the bread you've been looking for? It certainly looks delicious. There's little better than fresh bread and real butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  19. I must say I've never heard of the bread. But, it must be good if you are trying to make it. I like your little handle on your bread....there you go being crafty again, and you didn't even know it! Have a lovely day!

  20. That slice of bread slathered with butter has my mouth watering over here. I've been too lazy to make bread, but I think you just gave me the inspiration to get it done :).
    The new blog header is so pretty ~ romantic and soft looking as we head into the month of Love and all things Valentine.

  21. Love the new look of your blog Vee! I always need some new inspiration and will take some time to look.
    I smile at your bread experimenting....I can relate! Your bread looks yummy!

  22. That bread looks so delish, wish I had a slice right now! I can almost smell it. For good and old timey bread recipes, check out King Arthur Flour's website. I love to go there and check out their products. You might find a recipe (or two) to try. xo

  23. I'd like to taste some Sally Lunn bread...since I never have before.
    Fraser Valley butter is the best!

  24. Hi Vee,
    Now you're making me hungry, as I can see that bread with the butter calling my name, as I write this comment. Your photograph is beautiful, I love Kim's textures. The Graphics fairy is amazing too. There is always something wonderful to learn, find or see in the land of Blog.

    Have a great day, thanks for the link to recipe heaven.


  25. It looks so very delicious! Nice header and page too!

    Are we on a bread theme here, you 'n' me? ;)

  26. Oh that bread looks so good. I love bread too and could make a meal of only bread.
    I bake with butter but don't use butter on things. I use Brummel & Brown made with 10% yogurt which I think is very good. I like butter way too much to use the real thing!!! : )

  27. It does look good; I've heard of this recipe before. I never sent you mine but if you are interested in it let me know and I will. Maybe I should make/bake it and do a post on it. How nice to have some snow. Today as I saw the daffodils in full bloom I decided to let winter go. It's obviously not coming here!. :-)

  28. We're supposed to get snow starting tonight and through Thursday - 15 cm. in all. The bread looks delish! Nice and heavy and butter soaking. Yummmmm.

  29. OMYGOSH...if I made bread every day I would be the size of a HUGE, bright red BARN. I love bread and butter more than anything....just about.

  30. Well that bread looks beautiful to me and I bet your house smelled divine while it was baking!

  31. Vee, when I clicked on your blog I had to take a double take to make sure I was at the right one! It looks beautiful with the new background!!! Pretty like YOU!

    Girl, you are torturing me! Care to send over a loaf to go with Rea's Pot Roast that I am making? Better yet, put on your shoes and come over for dinner!


  32. The bread looks so delicious. I must try to bake a loaf one of these days soon. Nice header!

  33. There is nothing better than home made bread, especially one that cooks up quick with no kneading like this one! I could eat the whole loaf in one sitting, which is why i don't bake bread..too tempting...lol.

    It was beautiful today...and tomorrow we are supposed to hit 60 degrees!

    PS: I love to sail and ferry across the water, Vee. No fear at all!

    Love your new header!

  34. I love making bread and am always on the lookout for a great recipe! Delicious looking loaf.

  35. Hi There Vee

    You were the first blog that I read today and I am just now getting around to commenting. What a day!!!

    I love the first tag - it screams vintage worn love! It's so easy to critique ourselves - I just made a card and although I'm not thrilled with it I'm stepping away - hopefully tomorrow will make me see it in a different light.

    The bread sure looks yummy so sorry that you can't find "the recipe."

    Gotta run I promised myslef that I'd be in bed by 10:30.


  36. Oh I love fresh bread out of oven with butter. If I could I'd live on bread, butter and cheese! (not a good idea).


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