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Lemon Easter Bread Recipe
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Lemon Easter Bread Recipe

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This yeast bread is an Easter tradition at my house, but I also bake it other times of the year. While the bread is in the oven, the aroma is fantastic!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 214 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, pudding mix, eggs and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Lemon Easter Bread in Country Extra March 2005, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 214 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

Love this ,,, I add some lemon rind and orange rind to the mixture also.. And use the juice and rind from both for frosting. It is sooo delish. Gone in my house in no time

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

I made this bread in my bread machine. It is super tasty with Honey Butter

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

any chance this can be made in a 2# bread machine?

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