The Zopf is a type of bread made with white flour, milk, eggs, butter and yeast.



 6-8 people

cooking time

25 minutes

prep Time

25 minutes

total time

2 hrs 50 minutes


– 4 cups plain flour – 0.3 oz dry yeast  – ½ cup full fat milk – ⅓ cup sugar – 2 eggs free range – 1 tsp vanilla – 1 pinch of salt – 3.5 oz butter – ½ cups raisins – 3.5 oz icing sugar – 1 tbsp lemon juice – 2 tbsp water – 0.7 oz almonds

making the dough

Combine flour with eggs, warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt and vanilla essence.

making the dough

Use an electric dough hook and knead the dough at low speed

making the dough

Increase the speed and add the soft butter cubes one by one.

making the dough

Knead by hand for about 5 more minutes and place it back in the bowl.

making the dough

Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm spot for 45 minutes.

making the dough

Knead the dough once again and portion into 3 even balls.

rolling the dough

With your palms roll the dough into strands.

folding the dough

Fold the 3 strands into a braid.

folding the dough

Place the finished braid on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Let rise for another 45 minutes at a warm spot and then bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.

Brush the braid with the lemon and sugar mixture...

...and sprinkle with toasted shaved almonds.

Serve for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.