Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sweetened type of bread which is leavened with yeast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A tea cake slighty sweetened, and raised with yeast, baked in the form of biscuits or in a thin loaf, and eaten hot with butter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of sweet spongy teacake, larger than a muffin: in the United States usually baked in loaves or forms, not in muffin-rings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flat round slightly sweet teacake usually served hot

Etymologies

Probably from the name of a 17th-century English baker. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Sally Lunn is a recipe from Bread Machine Magic, and really does taste like a bread version of a poundcake.

    Bento for 2009-12-07 | Spontaneous ∂erivation

  • At the southern terminus of the walk, the ancient city of Bath provided superior opportunities for shopping (Bath aqua glass, artisan handbags), dining (Sally Lunn's, the Pump Room, Jamie Oliver's), sightseeing (museums, Roman ruins) and relaxation in modern rooftop thermal baths, Roman-style, and eucalyptus and menthol showers.

    A Long Walk in England

  • When he came back with a heaping plate of hot biscuits, Sally Lunn and cornbread, she was eating as heartily as any of her neighbors.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • They couldn't account for the disappearance of pies and cakes and Sally Lunn -- say, how I do love

    The Rose in the Ring

  • Served with Indian pudding, squash pudding, Yorkshire pudding, pease pudding, Williamsburg buns (muffins), Sally Lunn (sweet yeast cakes) and sweet potato biscuits.

    North Coast Journal Comments

  • “Good-bye Ivy Cottage, and Knightley-Martin, and Lucy and Toby and fish and chips and Sally Lunn’s and everything else I love about this place!”

    Pies & Prejudice

  • Sally Lunn’s is the oldest bakery in Bath, and it’s located in one of the oldest houses in the city too.

    Pies & Prejudice

  • “Anything in here for us?” asks Darcy, snooping in the box from Sally Lunn’s.

    Pies & Prejudice

  • We’ve planned a birthday tea in honor of Jane today, and as I place the box from Sally Lunn’s on the table, I look to see what’s being served at the Wongs.

    Pies & Prejudice

  • Enjoy Honey Rolls, Sally Lunn, or Three Cheese Batter Bread for dinner this week.

    About.com Busy Cooks

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