Zopf (Traditional Swiss Plaited Breakfast Bread)

Recipe by Chickee
READY IN: 3hrs
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix together all ingredients except egg yolk to make a soft dough. Knead 10 minutes or so.
  • Divide into 4 and make long sausages with the dough.
  • Form the sausages into 2 square crosses.
  • Plait each cross, using a 4 strand plait, so that you end up with two loaves of plaited bread.
  • Put in the fridge until ready to bake- overnight, for example.
  • Paint the loaves with a little of the egg yolk.
  • Place 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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