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Joyce's Fantastic Lemon Easter Bread

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

2 h 45 m servings 283 cals
Original recipe yields 9 servings (3 round loaves)

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 283 calories; 4.5 g fat; 50.4 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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!

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 b...

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...

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 unt...

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 w...