Lemon Poppyseed Bread

May 6, 2014Teresa

This tasty Lemon Poppyseed Bread  is not your typical sweetbread. This is a yeast bread made in the breadmaker. It’s quick, easy and makes a wonderful dinner bread because it’s not very sweet. It has the essence of lemon and poppyseeds in a fluffy, airy loaf rather than the denser, heavier loaf that characterizes most sweet breads.

I love baking homemade bread. I also love eating it. 🙂 I can make a meal out of homemade bread and butter. Yum. I suppose I have such great memories of homemade bread because my mom made homemade bread once or twice a week when I was growing up. She would make about 10-15 loaves at a time, and my siblings and I would hungrily demolish them in short order.

It was an all-day project. Mom would start first thing in the morning and the last loaves would come out of the oven about the time we got home from school. We would come home to the smell of fresh, home baked bread wafting through the house. We lived on homemade bread and rarely ate store-bought bread. Our school lunches always included homemade bread with peanut butter and jelly. We could never get enough of it.

A couple of weeks ago our church was celebrating the retirement of one of our ministers and they needed bread. So I signed up to bring five assorted loaves of homemade breadmaker bread. Lemon Poppyseed Bread was one of those loaves. Now, if you’re expecting a really sweet bread like most Lemon Poppyseed Breads, you will be disappointed, because this recipe is not that sweet.

It’s a nice yeast bread with just a light flavoring of lemon and poppyseeds, but the texture and taste is completely different from the kind of bread made with baking powder. But, if you’re looking for a tasty yeast bread, by all means, give Lemon Poppyseed Bread a try. Add a pat of butter to that slice while you’re at it! Or maybe some orange marmalade or raspberry preserves…..

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Lemon Poppyseed Bread is great with butter and preserves spread over top.

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This close up shows the texture of the bread.

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Lemon Poppyseed Bread is a great dinner bread because it’s not very sweet.

Here’s what I did.

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These are the ingredients for this recipe.

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Place ingredients in bread canister in order listed. Select basic bread cycle. Mine takes about 3 1/2 hours.

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Allow bread to rest in breadmaker oven about 15 minutes before removing. Butter top and sides of bread to prevent the crust from hardening.

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Slice bread down into slices. I use an electric knife for best results.

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This is a great bread to spread with honey, apple or peach butter, or preserves. It also makes a great bread for cinnamon toast.

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Serve Lemon Poppyseed Bread for breakfast or dinner.

Here’s the recipe.

LEMON POPPYSEED BREAD

(Recipe adapted from Black and Decker)

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Tasty homemade yeast bread for the breadmaker. This one has the essence of lemon and poppyseeds. This is a great dinner bread because it's not very sweet. Makes a 2-lb. loaf.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in bread canister in order listed.
  2. Select basic bread setting.
  3. After baking, allow bread to remain in oven 15 minutes before removing.
  4. Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent crust from hardening.
  5. Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before cutting down in slices.
  6. Makes about 12 large slices or about 24 half slices
  7. Makes a 2-lb. loaf.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Homemade bread has no preservatives so it needs to be refrigerated after 2 days.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe adapted from Black and Decker.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Lemon Poppyseed Bread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://blackanddecker.com/Default.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”black and decker”]Black and Decker[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
Tasty homemade yeast bread for the breadmaker. This one has the essence of lemon and poppyseeds. This is a great dinner bread because it’s not very sweet. Makes a 2-lb. loaf.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups hot water
  • 3 tbsp. powdered milk
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 ¼ cups bread flour
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 ¼ tsp. yeast
  • 2 tsp. vital wheat gluten
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in bread canister in order listed.
  2. Select basic bread setting.
  3. After baking, allow bread to remain in oven 15 minutes before removing.
  4. Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent crust from hardening.
  5. Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before cutting down in slices.
  6. Makes about 12 large slices or about 24 half slices
  7. Makes a 2-lb. loaf.
 
Notes
This is NOT a sweet bread. It has the essence of lemon and poppy seeds only. It is like a [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/08/28/basic-white-bread/” target=”_blank” title=”basic white bread”]basic white bread[/url] with lemon and poppy seeds included. Because there is little sugar and it raises with the yeast, don’t expect the denser, sweeter, lemon poppy seed bread you may be used to.
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I love home-baked bread. There’s nothing like the smell of my kitchen when the breadmaker is going!  Lemon Poppyseed Bread is so easy to throw together. It only takes a few minutes to assemble and then the breadmaker does the work.

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Time to grab yourself a slice.

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Print Recipe
Lemon Poppyseed Bread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Tasty homemade yeast bread for the breadmaker. This one has the essence of lemon and poppyseeds. This is a great dinner bread because it's not very sweet. Makes a 2-lb. loaf.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients in bread canister in order listed.
  2. Select basic bread setting.
  3. After baking, allow bread to remain in oven 15 minutes before removing.
  4. Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent crust from hardening.
  5. Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before cutting down in slices.
  6. Makes about 12 large slices or about 24 half slices
  7. Makes a 2-lb. loaf.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Homemade bread has no preservatives so it needs to be refrigerated after 2 days.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

Recipe adapted from Black and Decker.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

4 Comments

  • Moira

    July 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I’d love to try this recipe but don’t want to leave anything out. So, I’m wondering about the line that says: 1 ½ tsp. tsp.

    Can you clarify please? Thank you.

    1. Teresa

      July 3, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Oh, Moira, I am so sorry! What a good catch. I’ve changed the recipe card now. It’s supposed to be 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Thanks again, and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

      1. Moira

        July 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

        Hi Teresa, I was going try this right away but I see I have to go out and get some powdered milk.

        1. Teresa

          July 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

          Well, I bet you could substitute 1 1/2 cups regular milk (or cream for that matter) for the 1 1/2 cups hot water and powdered milk in the recipe. I do it all the time. Although I always keep dry powdered milk on hand now since that’s what most breadmakers seem to use.

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