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Poppy Seed Lemon Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-4 hours


1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices)

A mild lemon flavor comes through in this tall loaf flecked with poppy seeds. "Slices are good spread with nutmeg butter or cream cheese," suggests Claudia Moffatt of Manchester, Missouri.


  • 3/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first 11 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  3. In a small bowl, combine nutmeg butter ingredients; beat until blended. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 181 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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