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Lemon and Poppy Seed Bread

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes 40 minutes Rising

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2 small loafs

This is a zesty lemon and poppy seed bread perfect for breakfast with lemon curd or jam.

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  • 400 g strong white bread flour
  • 2-3 tsp dried yeast
  • 2 large lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 lemon juice
  • Good sprinkling of poppy seeds
  • 150ml warm water


  1. Measure out all your ingredients and put flour, lemon zest and poppy seeds in a large bowl. Preheat the oven to 200c

  2. Add the yeast to the water and pour into the flour with the lemon juice in small parts, mixing as you go to create a dough

  3. Once it has all come together forming a dough, knead well on a floured surface for a few minutes. Place back in the bowl and cover in a warm place to rise for 30mins

  4. Once risen take out, knead again and shape. This mix will make two plait loafs however you may shape them as you wish.

  5. Place on the tray and leave to rise again add some poppy seeds on top and a squirt of lemon juice.

  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25minutes.

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