Preparation info

  • Dough Yield: About


    braids at 1.125 lb each
    • Difficulty


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By Jeffrey Hamelman

Published 2004

  • About

Berne Brot is a Braided Swiss Bread from the city of Berne. Although visually it is similar to challah, it is actually quite different: Instead of vegetable oil, Berne Brot has butter, and in place of water, it has milk.

This richness is very evident in the eating: The bread is tender and moist, with a thin, leathery crust and delicate pale gold crumb. The butter, eggs, and milk help it keep well; leftover bread makes excellent French toast. This is another dough that lends itself t