Zopf

DSC_0109My sister-in-law made this for us and we ate it for lunch today – delicious!  It is  a Swiss bread called Zopf (which means ‘braid’) and it is traditionally eaten on Sundays.

It is made with high proportions of butter and milk which gives it quite a unique texture and taste.  Apparently this was done (historically) because the bread was made on a Friday to be eaten on a Sunday and the high fat content allowed it to stay fresh.  There are other versions of this type of bread found in Austria and Germany (eg. Jewish Challah bread).

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