Quick Sally Lunn

If Republican House members really wanted to follow the Founding Fathers (not including John Quincy Adams of course) they would do as the Founding Fathers did: argue it out in a room while wearing thick wigs in an un-air conditioned room and NO PIZZA.

When matters got really hot and they were hungry, maybe something would get resolved?

And what’s with the pizza?

Hunker down and eat what the Founding Fathers ate!

What did they eat anyway? 

Oh, things like Beef and Kidney Pie, Turtle Soup, Baked Beans.

Maybe one of those dishes would help move things along? Unfortunately, the recipes take too long and we are running out of time.

Of course, Thomas Jefferson was famous for being the first to serve ice cream at the White House. That could cool things down. But I, for one, do not think it is responsible to give ice cream to children who are fighting.

So I suggest bread and water. 

Sally Lunn bread is a colonial American classic. It’s vaguely sweet and lusciously tender. In the old days people ate it as a snack with coffee or tea, more like a sweet bread or coffee cake. The traditional recipe is yeast-based but I have a good alternative quickbread Sally Lunn for you.

Serve this as a snack or at your next Tea Party. Not the political one.

Quick Sally Lunn

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup whole or lowfat milk

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel

ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Butter 2 8-inch square baking pans. Beat the butter and 6 tablespoons of the sugar together in an electric mixer set at medium speed for about 2 minutes or until well blended. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Mix the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture alternating with the egg mixture to the butter mixture until well blended. Stir in the lemon peel. Spoon the mixture equally into the two pans. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining sugar and a bit of cinnamon. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Makes 2