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2 hrs 10 mins
Zopf is a soft milk bread and is a family tradition with us; it is usually served with butter and jam, although can also be served with soft cheeses and cold meats. It is a breakfast or dinner bread. If you need to know how to do the plait, let me know and I'll send you a diagram! Based on a Betty Bossi recipe.
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- 1Mix together all ingredients except egg yolk to make a soft dough. Knead 10 minutes or so.
- 2Divide into 4 and make long sausages with the dough.
- 3Form the sausages into 2 square crosses.
- 4Plait each cross, using a 4 strand plait, so that you end up with two loaves of plaited bread.
- 5Put in the fridge until ready to bake- overnight, for example.
- 6Paint the loaves with a little of the egg yolk.
- 7Place a water bath under the oven shelf. Bake in the bottom half of a 220 degree Celcius preheated oven for 10 minutes, then turn the temperature down and bake at 200 degrees for 40 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for Zopf (Traditional Swiss Plaited Breakfast Bread)
Serving Size: 1 (1834 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2561.7
- Calories from Fat 626
- Total Fat 69.6 g
- Saturated Fat 40.7 g
- Cholesterol 272.3 mg
- Sodium 4022.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 408.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 16.6 g
- Sugars 7.7 g
- Protein 69.5 g