Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quick Sally Lunn Bread

Last night, a while herd of spring breakers arrived home. My daughter was flying in from Denver, and arriving right around midnight, so my son and other daughters, who could have left West Virginia around 4PM, delayed their departure until 6PM, so they'd be passing the airport when their sister arrived, saving Mom an hour's trip. Their joke was that, since they were driving my Suburban, they could fling a door open, heave out a tow rope, and sister could stand on her wheeled suitcase, grab the rope, and tow herself in. It would appear, however, that they did stop my truck to let her in. Trust me, however, they were all ready for the beef stew which was waiting when they walked in the door at 12:30AM. It was a darn good thing I made 2 gallons of stew, because it was all gone! Poor Jeffrey had no stew for breakfast.

Because they were coming in late, and I didn't want to be fussing with baking powder biscuits at midnight, I made Quick Sally Lunn bread instead. This is a baking powder version of the classic very rich bread. I made two loaves, and there were a couple of crusts left for Thor. Poor baby! He was so excited that so many of his people were home, I'm not sure he cared too much.

QUICK SALLY LUNN BREAD

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar

Beat the eggs until light, and add the milk and oil. Sift together the dry ingredients, and mix into the wet. Turn into a loaf pan, and bake at 375 for about an hour. It's crumbly when sliced, as you can see in this picture, but it's worth every bit of chasing the crumbs.
And, as a Saturday bonus, here's Thor, preventing two of his friends from going to bed after dinner. He was certain they'd leave him again, and a happier boy was never seen that Thor this morning when they descended from the second floor in search of coffee and food! And, yes, Jeff was behaving like a total goof, but it was 2AM, after all!

Monday, we'll report on Pi Day. Hope you all have as nice a weekend as Thor's having!

15 comments:

Tatersmama said...

I've got all the ingredients on hand, so since it's a lovely, rainy, quiet day today, guess who's making this!

It looks like Thor is one happy dog today!

noble pig said...

You are such a good Mom. You just know those kids love coming home!

prairierunner said...

Glad to hear Thors got his peoples back:) I'd never heard of this sort of bread before but it looks like something I'd sure try! Thanks.

jesse said...

Your kids look sooo happy! And I con't blame them at all, that bread looks soooo delicious!

Paula said...

Yeah! Your kids are coming home! I got such a kick out of visualizing your daughter skateboarding on her rolling suitcase being pulled by the Suburban! How fun to have a midnight meal! I bet the kids devoured their first home cooked meal in months in minutes! That bread looks great. I like the thick slices, too. Thor looks so happy to have his people home. I bet he was in seventh heaven today ... I bet you were, too! Happy Pi day!

Melanie said...

I don't know what it is... but every once in a while some story about a dog will just break my heart with its sweetness (you know, like the dogs that save their master by barking when there is a fire). This post just broke my heart, in a good way. Thor is such a faithful dog... I love how much he adores his big brothers and sisters. That look on his face is priceless!

Channon said...

That's so sweet! Between Thor's greeting and your food, I bet everyone had sweet, happy to be home dreams!

buffalodick said...

Haven't seen my son in K.C. MO in over a year... Wish he'd come home for a week-end!

Sara said...

This bread looks delicious, I bet it would be good with jam!

Kevin said...

Nice looking bread!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never heard of Sally Lunn bread. What is it?

And oh bread expert Marjie: know of any whole wheat biscuits that are tasty?

Pam said...

Oh, Thor is so happy with his peeps coming home!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The bread looks wonderful Marjie. I can't wait to see all the food you cook and bake while the Spring breakers are home! Looks like Thor will be in heaven with his babies home.

HisFireFly said...

I'm not exactly sure how I stumbled upon your blog today but I'm so glad I did! I tried the Sally Lunn quick bread for dinner and my husband and I both really enjoyed it.. didn't come out too crumbley at all.
The recipes a keeper.. and so is your site, thanks!

Shucky said...

Harriet, one good turn deserves another. I took your recipe for the Cinnibun Coffeecake, so would like to send you one of my favourites in return. Salmon mousse? To-die-for coffee cake (no yeast)? The world's simplest veggie dip? Amazing green pizza (no basil!)?

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Shucky@live.ca