'Sally Lunn-bun' and 'Bath bun's'. Sally Lunn, a young French refugee, arrived in England over 300 years ago. She found work at what is now known as Sally Lunn's House and began to bake a rich round and generous bread now known as the Sally Lunn Bun. This bun became a very popular delicacy in Georgian England as its special taste and lightness allowed it to be enjoyed with either sweet or savory accompaniments. Similar in texture to Brioche which is a French egg bread.
If you have visited the city of Bath, you might have noticed that there are two buns in town who are competing to be the oldest, most authentic, and most valuable to the city’s heritage. The Sally Lunn and the Bath Bun. They even each have their own tea room named after their favoured bun. Of...Read More »