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Poppy Seed Lemon Bread

Poppy Seed Lemon Bread
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-4 hours YIELD: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).


  • 3/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 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.


Average Rating:
  • lrwells50
    Jun 25, 2011

    This is a great breakfast bread! I was so impressed with the first loaf that I made another for a friend.

  • Ti Joy
    Jan 31, 2011

    I tried this special bread one evening so we would have a quick breakfast on a rushed morning. We ate the whole loaf in 2 days, and I immediately made another loaf to take to a church lunch. Everyone who ate it loved it, and the nutmeg butter is a lovely touch.

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