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sally lunn

Sally Lunn bun

A Sally Lunn bun is a traditional version of a manchet, a traditional English yeast bread originating from Bath in the English West Counry.

History

The recipe for this bun is said to have originated in Bath with the arrival in 1680 of a Huguenot immigrant called Solange (Sollie) Luyon who started a bakery. Sally Lunn is a corruption of her name and the bun became a very popular delicacy in Georgian England as its taste and lightness allowed it to be enjoyed with either sweet or savoury accompaniments.

It remains a locally produced speciality into the 21st century with imitations throughout the English speaking world often marketed as a Bath bun.

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  • History of the Sally Lunn bun

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