Monday, April 28, 2014

SRC: Sally Lunn Batter Bread

I am a bread loving, carb craving fool.  The more fluffy the bread the better.  What puts it over the top?  Well, warm bread schmeard with a dab of good butter.  There's nothing better in my book.  I love bread of all kinds, but I'm a sucker for homemade.  The stuff that is buttery, slightly sweet, and oh-so-fluffy.  Who is with me?
One person that's with me for sure is Renee, of Kudo's Kitchen by Renee, my assignment for this month's Secret Recipe Club    Renee is fun, full of life and energy and that all comes through no only in the look of her blog but in her stories she tells.  She is a fun-loving wife, mom (to two grown sons as well as a few fur babies), cook, baker, blogger and artist.  Her passion is being in the kitchen, art and blogging which is evident in her blog.  She loves trying new recipes, and always has.  Her blog is a combination of a variety of foods; quick fix snacks and appetizers, main courses, delicious desserts, breads, and a various array of other items.  If you are in need of some yummy recipes, beautiful artwork, stories of animals, or just something to brighten up your day you must head over to her blog and have a browse!

But, back to this bread.  Renee deemed this bread as her best friend.  Calling this bread "one yeasty chick that has it all going on".  All I did was see the picture and read the title and I was sold, her description of the bread was only bonus points for my yeast loving, bread craving self.  It wasn't a second later that I was in the kitchen whipping up a batch of this amazing looking bread.  And folks, can I just tell you that Renee was right on all accounts.  This bread is amazing and will definitely be scarfed up the moment it comes from the oven! 
Enjoyed fresh from the oven it's out of this world.  Heated with a smidge of butter, delicious.  Used to make French toast (or even stuffed French toast)- Shut The Front Door!  Oh my goodness, no matter how you use this bread, just be sure you make some and keep this recipe in your back pocket when you need an amazing and fail-proof buttery bread.

Sally Lunn Batter Bread

1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) yeast
1/2 Cup warm water
Small pinch sugar
1 Cup warm milk
1/2 Cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 Cup sugar
2 Tsp salt
3 Eggs
5 1/2-6 Cups flour


Combine yeast, warm water and sugar in a small bowl and allow the yeast to proof, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine milk, butter, sugar, salt and eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Using a wooden spoon, or the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, mix to combine the ingredients.  If using an electric mixer, switch to the dough hook.  Add the yeast mixture along with 3 cups of flour and mix to combine.  Slowly add the remaining flour, half a cup at a time, and continue kneading until the mixture is soft and not sticky.  Once that consistency is reached, knead for an additional minute.  Remove to a large, well oiled bowl, turning the dough to coat and cover with a towel.  Allow to rise in a warm place for an hour, until doubled in size.

Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down and knead a few times and transfer to a tube pan that has been coated in non-stick cooking spray.  Place the dough, evenly in the prepared pan.  Cover and allow to rise another hour, until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place the pan with the risen dough in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped.  Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. 

Recipe source: Kudo's Kitchen by Renee, originally from Taste of Home:Recipes Across America


SallyBR said...

You and me both, never met a bread I did not love!

Great job on this month's adventure!

Rebekah Hills said...

Great choice this month - that looks absolute WONDERFUL!! I can smell it through the screen... yumm! :)

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious said...

Mmmmm....fresh bread and butter. Swoon.

Sarah E. said...

I love homemade bread - there is nothing better! Happy Reveal Day :)

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

I love the shape of this bread-- so pretty! And I agree, bread is pretty much the best thing ever. :)

nicole said...

I'm always afraid to make any type of bread.

Yours turned out great!

Stephy said...

This is a delicious looking bread. Nice SRC post

Melissa said...

Warm homemade bread with butter can't be beat! Great pick this month :)

Renee Goerger said...

Lynsey, you rocked this bread out of the park!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe and I was blushing (trust me) when I read what you wrote about me and my blog. Thank you very much! Nice to meet you through the SRC!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Karen Kerr said...

I'm an unabashed carb and bread fan too. Beautiful!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Ok, you've sold me. I can't wait to try this ... I'm thinking Saturday morning, and French toast for Sunday brunch with the leftovers. I had Renee's blog for my assignment last month and loved all the great bread recipes she has.

Tara said...

Beautiful looking bread! I will definitely have to try this. Great pick!

dena @ohyoucook said...

I've enjoyed Sally Lunn bread since trying it at Colonial Williamsburg way too many years ago. Great SRC choice!

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