READY IN: 19mins
Recipe by Pamela

This is an adopted recipe. Original intro: "Traditional Russian-Mennonite double buns: buns with a little knob or mini-bun on top." (Thanks Zenith/Cornelia)

Top Review by Cindy G.

My husband is also from a Mennonite background and he too said these were outstanding. Yay. This was my first time making zwieback but it definitely won't be my last. I think he'll want it for every holiday now. The tradition continues. Thank you so much.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and sugar; let rise.
  2. Scald milk and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine milk, butter, yeast and salt.
  4. Beat in enough flour to make a stiff batter.
  5. Add more flour to make a smooth soft dough.
  6. Knead well.
  7. Cover and let rise until dough doubles in bulk.
  8. Form buns the size of a large walnut.
  9. Place a smaller bun on top of a larger one, and press down firmly with one finger so that the two stick together.
  10. Place on a greased pan.
  11. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  12. Bake in 350 F oven for about 15-20 minutes.

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