Swiss Butter Bread for the Bread Machine

    3 hours 40 min

    This bread machine recipe is based on the classic recipe for Butterzopf, or Butter Bread, from Switzerland. Though not plaited like the original, it still tastes gorgeous with butter and jam. This recipe needs real butter - not margarine or a blend.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1 medium egg
    • 115g butter, cubed
    • 300ml milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 500g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3hr30min  ›  Ready in:3hr40min 

    1. Add the ingredients to the bread maker in the order listed (or the order recommended by your bread maker instructions). Set bread maker to a french setting medium crust (this is a triple rising setting). If your breadmaker doesn't have this setting, use the white bread setting. For loaf size, use 1kg or 750g.
    2. After bread machine finishes, remove from pan.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Absolutely loved this loaf, and has now become a favourite. Beautiful taste, and it was very crusty which made it even better. As for the other review I did have to use 100g of bread flour and 400g plain flour as didn't quite have enough plain. Wether this made a difference to the rising I don't know, but I was very impressed with how this came out!  -  16 Sep 2014


    Unfortunately I followed this recipe to the letter, it overflowed the pan and filled my kitchen with acrid smoke and burnt onto the heating element of my machine. A shame, because this sounds like it should be a good recipe.  -  23 Feb 2014


    This was easy and super yummy Thank you for sharing.  -  15 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)