Zopf or Braided Bread

Zopf or Braided Bread created by Artandkitchen

This is a delicious traditional Swiss homemade Sunday bread

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  • In a large bowl mix the warm milk, sugar, salt, butter, egg yolk and 200 g flour.
  • Mix with the hook for 1 minute.
  • Add the yeast and mix for 2 minutes again.
  • Add the remaining 300 g flour and work with the hook.
  • When the dough has pulled together and becomes smooth and elastic (after about 5 minutes) you can form the braid.
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and roll each piece into a 60 cm long cylinder (or 3 pieces of 30 cm). Braid the pieces together and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. This is the method that I use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcPnB0Sgc-Q.
  • In a small bowl, mix egg white and water and brush the bread with this mixture.
  • Let the dough rest after forming for 90 minutes until it doubles in size.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes (heat and timing are basing it on convection oven), until golden.
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  1. JustJanS
    We were ver lucky to have awalde and daughter M stay with us recently. awalde made the dough, we rested it overnight in the fridge, then baked it the following morning to take on a lunch time picnic . Russ was convinced one loaf (we made 4) wouldn't be enough for the 4 of us, but it was-it's a dense and delicious bread and I can't wait to use the two remaining in my freezer.
  2. Artandkitchen
    Zopf or Braided Bread Created by Artandkitchen
  3. WiGal
    Lovely bread, soft, moist, yummy! I used food.com Measurement Converter towards bottom of page to help me. My liquid measuring cup has the ml on it, but the butter is 1/3 cup, flour 3 2/3 cups, and yeast 2 1/4 t. I had my oven set at 350 F but wonder if that should have been a tad higher-think so. I used my bread machine to make the dough. And smiling at Dienna's review because I am not as neat as awalde is-obviously-and my finished braided bread looked more like a chicken when I looked at the pics hence the sliced approach. LOL! Thank you awalde for posting.
  4. WiGal
    Zopf or Braided Bread Created by WiGal
  5. Dienia B.
    ok great bread .that said , on braiding ....one side of my bread perfect , the other side not so much .luckily we are eating the evidence lol. also , this didnt bother me but be aware that the bread stuck to baking sheet because i really slathered the egg white , operators problem not recipe . make this bread and read reviews to get conversions it was very helpful lol

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