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Traditional Swiss bread?

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CB85

Traditional Swiss bread?

Hello, I have a question that I'm not sure has an answer, but I'm hoping someone here can help me out. My friend is hosting an exchange student from Switzerland for the year. She loves bread, and I thought for Christmas I could make her a traditional swiss bread.

Problem is, I don't know if such a thing exists? I have only found one type in my searches and I don't know if it's real or any good. I don't have a lot of experience with commercial yeast bread, I really only usually bake sourdough, so I also can't analyze the recipe very well.

Anyway, if anyone has any formulas they would like to share, I would be really appreciative. Especially if the formula was in weights, as the only one I've found is volume measures. Thanks!!

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mcs

tsssaweber has a blog where he shares some recipes and what not about Swiss breads.  Thomas grew up in Switzerland and if you follow the link and pull down the drop-down menu you can see his take on Zopf, Bread of Basel, and a few more.

-Mark

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SvenDowideit

and uses very regional ingredients - so rather than 'swiss' bread, you want to know the region, town, or even suburb, and then go from there.

I have a book or 2 from my time in switzerland, but havn't dared open them much - too many things to learn first :)

 

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CB85

Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it. I was a little concerned about the regional aspect, but I guess we'll see. Going to check out the blog now!!

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SvenDowideit

Huusbrot  (haus bread) was one of our favourites though - and the rest of this site is also a pretty cool reference.

 

http://berndsbakery.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/huusbrot-jubilaumsbrot-anniversary-bread.html

 

Sven

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CB85

Thank you! That looks like something I could even do, too! :)

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CB85

This is so perfect!! Thank you!!