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Hefezopf

Also Known As:   Hefekranz, Striezel, Yeast Braid

A sweet yeast dough which is divided into 3 or more equal strands, then braided. It is either shaped into a long loaf, or the ends of the braids are brought together to form a wreath. Hefezopf breads are popular in Germany for Easter, New Year, and baptism celebrations. It is also often used as a center piece or decoration.

Bread Category:  Breads of wheat flour

Region:  Swabian (Schwaben

Main Ingredients
Wheat flour, yeast, butter, sugar, milk, eggs. Can also be made with raisins or with a nut filling.

Bread Characteristics
Sweet; golden brown crust; soft, smooth crumb

Serving Suggestions
Traditionally served sliced with butter for spreading.







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