Dreikönigskuchen (Swiss Three Kings Cake)

Celebrate the Epiphany with a Dreikönigskuchen or Swiss Three Kings Cake. This brioche-like cake is perfect for sharing, and whoever finds the hidden fève is crowned king for the day! Follow my Dreikönigskuchen recipe with step-by-step photos.

dreikönigskuchen on wire rack

Swiss Three Kings Cake

If there is one thing that can chase the post-Christmas blues away, it is the knowledge that the Epiphany is just around the corner. Once all of the Gingerbread Men, Panettone and Fruit Mince Pies have been devoured in the lead-up to Christmas, one can then look forward to the joys of the Dreikönigskuchen to celebrate the Epiphany on 6 January.



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Grittibänz

Fun and delicious Grittibänz, traditional sweet buns which are eaten at Christmas in Switzerland. A great recipe to make with the kids. Follow my delicious Grittibänz recipe with step-by-step photos.

grittibänz on wire rack

Christmas in Switzerland

As soon as the Grittibänz start appearing in the bakeries and supermarkets here in Zurich, my children get very excited because, for them, it is a sign that Christmas is around the corner.

Gingerbread Men are not exactly common here in Switzerland, but these Grittibänz have the same effect on children – they are cute to look at and fun to eat!



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Focaccia with Herbs and Olives

An easy-to-make Focaccia with Herbs and Olives which is soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Perfect as a starter or as a side dish! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

focaccia with herbs and olives sliced into lengths

Focaccia Bread

When I lived in Australia, focaccia was a staple which was sold in all bakeries and supermarkets. So when I first moved to Switzerland, I was surprised that, despite being next door to Italy, no focaccia bread could be found in sight.



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Japanese Milk Bread (Shokupan)

Japanese Milk Bread is soft, fluffy and pillowy, making it the perfect loaf of sliced white bread! Make Japanese Milk Bread at home with this easy and delicious recipe with step-by-step photos.

Japanese Milk Bread on wire rack

Japanese Milk Bread

If you are a fan of Japanese bakery treats, you might already be familiar with Japanese Milk Bread, also called Hokkaido Milk Bread or Shokupan. This fluffy and pillowy-soft white loaf is a bread-lover’s dream, perfect for slicing to use in sandwiches, or lightly toasted to serve at breakfast.



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Homemade Pizza Dough

Make your own pizza at home with this easy and delicious pizza dough recipe! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

homemade pizza dough on marble board

Easy Pizza Dough

For me, a pizza dinner usually involves calling the local pizzeria up the street and sending my husband to pick up the order 10 minutes later. That is how we do fast food in Switzerland!



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Butterzopf

Butterzopf is a classic Swiss bread which is often served for weekend brunches. Try this Butterzopf recipe with step-by-step photos.

butterzopf sliced on cutting board with jar of jam

What is Butterzopf?

In Switzerland, it is a ritual in most households to serve a loaf of Butterzopf for breakfast on the weekends, so much so that many bakeries do not even sell these loaves during the week.



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