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Lemon Bubble Bread

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A sweet, lemony, and fun pull-apart bread. Perfect to impress your brunch guests!"
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3 h 15 m servings 331
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 10-inch loaf)


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  1. Combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  2. Heat milk, water, and 4 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until warm to the touch. Pour into the flour mixture; beat on low speed until just combined. Increase speed to medium; add eggs and beat for 2 minutes, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally. Gradually stir in up to 2 more cups flour, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Dough will be very sticky; use a scraper and add remaining flour only as needed. Shape dough into a ball and place in a large greased bowl; turn to coat. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down dough starting from the center, then pushing in the edges. Transfer onto a lightly floured surface and cut dough in half. Cover with a bowl and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest, and mace in a small bowl. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small pan. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan with cooking spray.
  6. Cut each dough half into 16 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball by tucking ends under. Dip tops in melted butter and place half of balls in the tube pan; sprinkle with 1/2 of the lemon mixture. Repeat with remaining dough balls, butter, and lemon mixture. Cover with a towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place tube pan on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until bread is golden and sounds hollow when lightly tapped, about 35 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes; remove and let cool on a wire rack.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute margarine for the butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 331 calories; 7.6 58.1 7.6 48 257 Full nutrition

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SO. GOOD. Oh my gosh! I could go on and on just about the dough alone--it's perfect! It's beautiful to knead, it bakes up wonderfully, tastes fantastic, and has the best texture! The only things...