This is a traditional bread enjoyed in Switzerland on Sundays for breakfast.

TinaJ
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place flour into a bowl, creating a small hole in the center. Sprinkle salt around the edge and place yeast and sugar into the hole.

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  • Mix egg and egg white together in a 2-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to reach the 1 1/4 cup mark. Stir in milk. Add melted butter. Pour into the center of the flour. Mix thoroughly, adding more milk or flour as needed until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.

  • Cut dough in 1/2. Form each 1/2 into a long roll. Lay rolls out in front of you on a work surface in an 'X' shape. Braid bread by constantly switching the ends. Place bread onto a baking sheet, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise for 15 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Brush bread with beaten egg using a pastry brush.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on the middle rack until golden, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

202.5 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 29.1g 9% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 42.9mg 14% DV; sodium 309.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2019
This recipe is very good as is. I was afraid of making it but I am glad I took the plunge. I was pleased with the results. At the moment, I had instant yeast and it came out perfect. I mixed the ingredients in a stand mixer following the instructions by making the well in the center and sprinkling the salt at the edges. This is important so the salt does not kill the yeast. I think it is very similar to homemade Challah. I will make it again however will definitely add sugar to my taste and possibly a bit more eggs to give it a bit richer egg flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
I will make again! But it did not rise enough! I followed exact instructions! Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2019
This recipe is very good as is. I was afraid of making it but I am glad I took the plunge. I was pleased with the results. At the moment, I had instant yeast and it came out perfect. I mixed the ingredients in a stand mixer following the instructions by making the well in the center and sprinkling the salt at the edges. This is important so the salt does not kill the yeast. I think it is very similar to homemade Challah. I will make it again however will definitely add sugar to my taste and possibly a bit more eggs to give it a bit richer egg flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2019
There is no cooking temp in the recipe. Considering reviews get screened for what is said in them maybe recipes should be screened and not posted if they don't have all the info that is needed. If this recipe was screened then it should have been noticed that there is no cooking temp. I know this won't get posted because whoever reviews these won't like it but an incomplete recipe should not be posted either. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
Bread turned out great, no adjustments for initial trial Thx Daniel Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/23/2019
What temperature do you bake it on??? Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/23/2019
What baking temperature? This is going to be a very wet dough. No mention of adding extra flour or temperature of liquids to activate yeast. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2019
No I did not make changes and i will make it again Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/23/2019
What temp should your oven be set at? I can only give this a one star rating bc I haven’t even been able to make it yet Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2020
I followed the recipe exactly, turned out Great! Delicious when you spread butter onto it while it’s still very warm from coming out of the oven. The whole family loved it & the kids enjoyed helping too! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2020
I will make again! But it did not rise enough! I followed exact instructions! Read More