Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

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 www.recipes4us.co.uk/us_cups_to_weight.htm 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

Directions

  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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