Swiss Recipes

From muesli to fondue, try Swiss recipes from humble breakfasts to fun party foods.

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BaumKuchen

Rating: 5 stars 8
A true Swiss Baumkuchen is almost impossible to make at home. It requires a rotating spit, and almost a gallon of batter, and loads of time. This is a smaller version, although it too takes time. The results taste a little like a Kit-Kat bar. The many layers will remind you of the famous Dobostorte.
By Allrecipes Member

Aargau Carrot Cake

Rating: 4 stars 43
Canton Aargau is composed of Switzerland's most fertile farmlands, celebrated for fruit, vegetables and the famous Carrot Cake. Moist, delicious and light, it contains no added fat besides what's naturally contained in the eggs.

Spitzbuben

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
This is a typical Swiss recipe. You can buy the spitzbuben in any bakery here in Switzerland.
By Maya

Grison Beef Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Here's a taste of Switzerland. This robust beef stew, from the mountainous Grison region, is perfect to keep out winter chills and to satisfy even the hungriest skier.

Zopf

Rating: 4 stars 42
I discovered this Swiss Sunday bread when I was visiting friends in Switzerland. One of these friends is a pastry chef! The measurements given to me were metric, so I had to convert them. This makes a beautiful loaf and is super easy to make!
By Allrecipes Member

Swiss Steak Quick and Easy

Rating: 4.5 stars 111
My mother has been making this Swiss steak for years. It is wonderful, and can be made either on the stove top or -- when you don't have a lot of time but want a hearty meal ready when you come home -- in the crock pot. Serve over a bed of egg noodles or rice with a hunk of thick crusty bread.

Roesti

Rating: 4 stars 18
This is a simple Swiss side dish. Do not forget to cook the potatoes at least a day beforehand. Do not stir the Roesti because it will be prevented from forming its crust. Add finely chopped, lean bacon, sliced onions, or thinly sliced cheese for other variations.

Mailaenderli

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
These are sweet Swiss cookies. We usually make them for Weihnachten (Christmas Eve) and top them with sprinkles but they are appropriate year-round.

Al's Baked Swiss Steak

Rating: 5 stars 94
This is a variation on another recipe, which is great as is, but I couldn't make Swiss steak without green peppers or garlic. I also season the meat instead of the flour; it gets a more intense taste that way.
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