Joyce's Fantastic Lemon Easter Bread


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!

Prep Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
3 round loaves


  • ¾ cup warm water (100 degrees F/38 degrees C)

  • 2 tablespoons warm water (100 degrees F/38 degrees C)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 eggs at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract

  • 3 ½ cups bread flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast


  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.

Cook's Note:

I usually brush melted butter on top of each loaf and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
5g Fat
50g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 8g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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