Braided breads are found all over continental Europe, especially in Germany and Switzerland. There, you can find some version in virtually every bakery and in many pastry shops as well, even those that do not specialize in bread. These shops usually make a small quantity just to look—and smell—good on display. The braids you find most often are the two-string, four-string, and five-string, because they are quick and easy to make but appear just the opposite.
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