Recipe By Leslie Ann Owen
Published Jun 19th
Prep 1h 30m Cook 15m Additional 1h Ready In 2h 45m
Servings 3 round loaves Calories 283.5

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!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup warm water (100 degrees F/38 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (100 degrees F/38 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  • 3 ½ cups bread flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 2 Grease 3 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. 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. 4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. 5 Bake loaves in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 283.5
  • Carbohydrate 50.4 g
  • Cholesterol 43.2 mg
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 8.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 34.4 mg
  • Sugar 11.3 g

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Chef's Notes

I usually brush melted butter on top of each loaf and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.


  1. 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!
  2. 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 on a prepared cookie sheet to raise in a cool oven. We were pretty busy so it REALLY - Read more ...
  3. 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 until smooth. I made one loaf braiding the dough to add some interest. The texture was good and the flavor of - Read more ...
  4. 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 was my first time using my breadmaker machine; maybe that affected how my bread turned out.
  5. 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 because our cake pans are non-stick which tends to over-brown. We brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with sanding sugar which - Read more ...