Introduction: How to Make ZOPF

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this in an instructable how to make a zopf. zopf is a kind of white bread that is braided and it is usually eaten for breakfast.

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read the recipe

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go to the grocery store to buy the ingredients

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take a bowl and prepare what you need

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put flour, milk, salt, egg, butter and yeast in the bowl

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mix it

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knead it very well until there are air bubbles in the dough

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when the surface is nice and smooth put it back into the bowl

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cover the bowl with a wet towel and let it relax for about an hour.

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braid it to a zopf.

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if you don't know how to braid it, read instructions online

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put it onto a baking sheet and coat it with egg yolk

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bake it until it's golden brown ( about 200°C)

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let it cool off and enjoy it!!


DanAdamKOF (author)2009-02-25

It looks like challah, anyway good instructable!

greenbean (author)DanAdamKOF2009-07-11

Ya... Whats with the challah imitations?

t.rohner (author)2009-02-26

Hallo Schnuffel15
vielleicht solltest Du den Zopf nach dem Formen noch 30-45 Minuten gehen lassen, dann würde es ihn nicht so zerreissen beim Backen.
Probier doch mal meine Machart. Mein Rezept ist auch ein Bisschen anders.
Gruss Tom

schnuffel15 (author)2009-02-24

yeeah that is good..i think i took about 200°C..also you can tap on the bottom of the zopf and if it sounds hollow it should be done...

PKM (author)2009-02-24

Step 12 could do with a few more details, specifically two: temperature and time. I know it will depend on your oven etc. but a rough indication would be great. If you can provide this I will have to start making these- my student house got through two 800g challot every week just through nibbling. Probably stopped me from starving away in exam time...

holycat (author)PKM2009-02-24

I made it. Temperature: 190, time: 40min

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