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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Iced Finger Buns

Soft and fluffy Iced Finger Buns (or Iced Buns), a classic Australian bakery treat! Easy recipe with step-by-step photos.

finger buns with pink icing on wire rack

Finger Buns

If there is one baked treat from my childhood which evokes nostalgia, it would be Finger Buns (also called Iced Buns or Iced Fingers in the UK). These sweet yeasted buns, filled with sultanas or raisins, and decorated with pink icing and dessicated coconut, were my idea of heaven.



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Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Delicious and decadent Hot Cross Buns with chocolate chips! These buns are subtly spiced and generously studded with chocolate, making them the perfect Easter treats. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

Hot Cross Buns

There are so many baking choices at Easter, and Hot Cross Buns are a must for me. My Easter Egg Nest Cake is also an annual treat for us which I like to make on Easter Sunday.



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Hot Cross Buns

Light and fluffy Hot Cross Buns with delicious spices and raisins. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

hot cross buns on baking tray with plate of butter

Hot Cross Buns

For as long as I can remember, Easter has always been celebrated in my family with a batch or two of Hot Cross Buns.

This sentiment only amplified when I moved to Switzerland and discovered that these spiced buns were not as universal as the religious festival.



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Aebleskivers (Danish Pancakes)

Make these delicious Aebleskivers (Ebelskivers) or Danish Pancakes which are lightly scented with cardamom. A classic Danish recipe with step-by-step photos.

plate of aebleskivers dusted with icing sugar

Aebleskivers

On a recent trip to Copenhagen, I spent a quiet morning on my lonesome cycling around the city, visiting various kitchenware stores where I filled up my bike basket with fragile Scandinavian-designed teacups, Nordic bundt pans, and chunky crochet dish cloths.



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Cinnamon Donut Balls

Nothing beats hot and fresh cinnamon donuts, and this is an easy donut recipe using yeast to produce light and fluffy donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar.

cinnamon doughnuts rolled in cinnamon sugar on large plate

Hot Cinnamon Donut Balls

I love, love donuts. I particularly love them hot, fresh from the vat and sprinkled with lots of sugar and ground cinnamon. Give me a donut and a cup of coffee for breakfast and I’m a happy camper.



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