Berner Brezeli

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by tigerduck

I posted this recipe on request. You need a special iron for this. Brezeli is a Swiss speciality and this particular recipes comes from Bern, the capital. Since I don't have a Brezeli iron (it is quite expensive!), I havn't tried it. I found it on a German Forum where a Swiss girl was looking for Brezeli recipes. I first tried to convert the recipe into cups, but it's slightly more complex than I thought. However, you may use to convert it if you don't have a scale. The recipe doesn't say anything of buttering the iron. So try the first four without buttering/oiling and see how it works. If it sticks, use melted butter or oil every time. The preparation time is a guess. I also haven't got a clue how many cookies it will yield and I filled in 8 servings because you need to fill in something.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whip butter, sugar, salt and lemon zest until frothy.
  2. Mix in the flour and knead until you have a nice dough.
  3. Leave to rest for at least 1/2 hour.
  4. Form rolls of the thickness of a finger.
  5. Cut rolls intos small pieces and form balls of the thickness of a hazelnut.
  6. Put 4 balls on the ornaments of the iron.
  7. Close iron with care.
  8. Slightly press iron while brezeli are baking.
  9. Keep in a metallic box.

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