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Sally Lunn Tea Bread - Original Recipe

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“I grew up in the West Country of England near the Roman city of Bath. A favourite treat on a Saturday was to go to home of the famous Bath buns and have them toasted with lashings of butter. Sally Lunn sold these buns in Bath in the 1700s and you can still buy them there today. This is the original recipe for Sally Lunn buns. Prep time does not include time for batter to froth and dough to rise.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 425f, grease a 6 inch deep cake tin.
  2. Combine all the batter ingredients in a bowl, beat until smooth and leave in a warm place until it goes frothy.
  3. Add all the dough ingredients to the batter and stir until smooth. Pour batter into the tin, cover and leave until doubled in size.
  4. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Turn out on wire rack and leave to cool.
  6. This mixture can be made as one large loaf, or as smaller buns which can be split and toasted.

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