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Poppy Seed Yeast Bread

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Lots of sliced almonds and poppy seeds add crunch to this light and tender lemon bread. At our house, eating the scrumptious loaf just isn't the same without the accompanying citrus-and-cheese spread."
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3 h 30 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. In bread machine pan, place the first 12 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). In a heavy saucepan, combine the first five spread ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat lemon peel and cream cheese. Add egg mixture; mix well. Serve with bread. Refrigerate any leftover spread.


  • If your bread machine has a time-delay feature, we recommend you do not use it for this recipe.


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Very good bread. I didn't make the cheese spread, but the bread is nice. The lemon flavor is very light, so add more lemon if you're looking for that. I love poppyseeds and they're very good ...

Wonderful combination of bread and spread! Our spread was more like thick sauce, but whatever the name, it was delicious! I omitted the dry milk and the almonds, and the bread is really tasty!...