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Alternative namesZüpfe
Place of originSwitzerland
Main ingredientsFlour, milk, eggs, butter, yeast
VariationsHefekranz or Hefezopf

Zopf or Züpfe (Tresse in French and "treccia" in Italian) is a type of Swiss, Austrian or Bavarian bread made from white flour, milk, eggs, butter and yeast. The dough is brushed with egg yolk or milk before baking, lending it its golden crust. It is baked in the form of a plait and traditionally eaten on Sunday mornings. A variant Swabia is known as a Hefekranz (also: Hefezopf), and is distinguished from the Zopf in being sweet. The name in German and French is derived from the shape of the bread, and means "braid".

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