Did Tri-Cities Schools Really Serve Sally Lunn Bread?
We can agree that all school lunches weren't created equal. A lot of people in the Yakima Valley and The Tri-Cities have a fondness for cheese zombies and cinnamon rolls and chili but does anyone remember something called Sally Lunn Bread?
I always thought the bread was called "Sally Lund" bread but it was years later that I discovered that it's actually called Sally Lunn bread.
Was Sally Lunn bread ever served in the Tri-Cities?
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Sally Lunn bread if you didn't know is a slightly sweet, brioche-like bread that has been credited to a Sally Lunn back in the 1680s but there is speculation that it is just a made-up name kind of like Betty Crocker. I know...mind blown...Betty Crocker wasn't a real person?
George Washington loved the bread so much that he called it "America's Bread" back in the day according to a Wikipedia entry.
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In my hometown of Clarkston Washington, the schools served the bread on occasion and I always looked forward to those days.
Do you remember when the school menu was printed out on paper? I'd circle the days when it was served just to get a slice.
I haven't had the bread in years but I think I'm going to try and make it myself.
If you haven't tried the bread, here's a recipe to try and duplicate the bread from AllRecipes.com
Here's what you'll need
and here's how you put it all together
I'm sure it'll be delicious and your kids will love it, you can check out the whole recipe and details on how to make Sally Lunn bread here, just follow the link and you'll be good to go.
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