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Joyce's Fantastic Lemon Easter Bread Recipe
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Joyce's Fantastic Lemon Easter Bread

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"This recipe was developed by my good friend, Joyce. It was written for a bread machine, but I'm sure it could be adapted. Light bread with a wonderful lemon flavor! Try toasted...Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 3 round loaves Change Servings
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  • PREP

    1 hr 30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Pour both amounts of warm water into a bread machine and add butter, eggs, lemon extract, bread flour, sugar, and yeast in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough setting and start the machine.
  2. Grease 3 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. Remove dough when cycle is finished; cut dough into 3 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place into a prepared cake pan; cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Bake loaves in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I usually brush melted butter on top of each loaf and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.
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Reviews More Reviews

Mar 31, 2013

Delicious sweet bread with a hint of lemon. Wasn't overly sweet, but still a good breakfast bread. We had it for our Easter brunch. I followed the directions exactly, except I used pie pans because our cake pans are non-stick, which tends to over-brown. We brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with sanding sugar, which gave it a pretty look. Good served with butter. :)

 
Nov 08, 2013

Oh, this was so good! I added 1 tablespoon of lemon zest to bread machine. Taste was great. We toasted it this morning for breakfast!

 

5 Ratings

Apr 21, 2014

Made this at my aunt's house- no lemons or lemon extract so I used 1 tsp anise oil and 1-1/2 tsp vanilla- It turned out great...I took dough from the machine and braided it lengthwise and placed on a prepared cookie sheet to raise in a cool oven. We were pretty busy so it REALLY RAISED before I remembered it. I removed it and set it aside in a draft-free area till the oven heated. It baked up beautifully...the scent in the house was perfection....we rubbed the top with butter- sliced it hot from the oven and enjoyed...it was almost like eating sponge cake/bread...de-lish! The next morning we toasted it and ate it without butter...so good. Thank you, now that I am back home I will try it with the lemon as mentioned in the recipe. That is why I am giving it 4 stars due to not making the exact recipe. If you enjoy a less heavy bread this is your recipe!

 
Apr 09, 2013

I made half this recipe without a bread machine, proofing the yeast in the water with some of the sugar until foamy. I then added the remainder of the ingredients, mixing well, and kneading until smooth. I made one loaf, braiding the dough to add some interest. The texture was good, and the flavor of the bread was OK, but for us, it needed butter to enjoy.

 
Apr 01, 2013

I made this for Easter, and my family thought it was okay, not "fantastic." I could not find my lemon extract so had to substitute vanilla extract and lemon zest; the lemon flavor was nice. It was my first time using my breadmaker machine; maybe that affected how my bread turned out.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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