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Old 16.12.2007, 09:19
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

I get it from Denner. as someone said it has the US flag on it,cant think what it's called but am just going downstairs for toast. it makes perfect toast. also it makes great toasties in my sandwich maker. cheese(English ceddar from Migros) with onion and a dash of salt plus a cold beer for lunch. perfect.
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Old 16.12.2007, 10:07
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I'm looking for a very "basic" thing... NICE, BIG, THICK, SPONGY, FRESH SLICED BREAD!

Apparantly the sliced bread available at the Coop, Migros, Spars of the world carry is small, hard, stale and nowhere close to the kind of bread we get back home in Oz-land.

Anyone knows where I can find the "real thing"
Try Migros - look out for "English Toast Bread" or else one with an American Flag on it. It is not exactly the same, but the best you can do.

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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Carrefour has quite an extensive range of toast bread, more than Mirgos and Coop combined.

All this bread-talk is making me hungry for a "Roti-Kaya".
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Old 16.12.2007, 11:35
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

After a bit of experimenting, we found the Migros 'XXL Toast' loaf (XXL? Who are they kidding? It's still tiny!) is the better of the sliced breads. The Co-op 'American Toast' is not great, but has the 'advantage' not going stale because it already is... The 'English bread' bears absolutely no relation to any bread that's ever set its floury foot upon the small isle. Some of the crusty bread is ok, but again goes stale as you watch it. Overall, the mass-produced white bread here is too sweet and tastes like someone's already smeared jam on it very thinly.
As a bit of a side track, I've got an extensive collection of POW books and over half of the people involved say about how much they missed soft white bread while in captivity in Europe...
I also had a go at making maple and pecan Danish patries the other day. Not too bad, but use the 'Butterblattenteig' instead of the normal 'Blattenteig'. Still working on the glazing. Sugar water didn't work.
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As a bit of a side track, I've got an extensive collection of POW books and over half of the people involved say about how much they missed soft white bread while in captivity in Europe...


One will miss every single type of food that is known to mankind, if one was to be a POW in WW2.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

I'm seconding the XXL toast from Migros thing and know what you mean about wanting the squishy stuff once in a while. Squishy bread with salted butter, mmmmmh.

However, 9 out 10 people I know who have lived here list "bread" as the top three things they miss food-wise. And expats in London are paying horrendous sums for "proper" bread.

Health and additives-wise, I'm afraid the prize goes to the Helvetic variant. And anyway, it's another of those things that has years of apprenticeship behind it.

I'm off to fetch my own bread now, I'm lucky enough to have one of the best bakers in town just up the road. The bread of choice is "Chnebelbrot", which has the kind of crust that qualifies cutting bread as a work-out and a lovely squishy, tasty inside. Yum!
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Old 16.12.2007, 12:23
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Carrefour has quite an extensive range of toast bread, more than Mirgos and Coop combined.

All this bread-talk is making me hungry for a "Roti-Kaya".
I don't suppose you know of a shop in Switzerland selling kaya?
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Thank goodness I'll have kaya within reach in a month's time, shame on you for mentioning yummy things like that!

Another roti I miss - Roti Canai...
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I don't suppose you know of a shop in Switzerland selling kaya?
The Kaya is not problem ... the rare commodity is the roti itself.

I've seen Kaya in Bern but I can't remember in which of the many asian shop that sells it.
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I don't suppose you know of a shop in Switzerland selling kaya?

http://www.pasar-indonesia.ch/ is your friend, it's my source of mie goreng, for one
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I don't suppose you know of a shop in Switzerland selling kaya?
Make it yourself! It's easy-peasy, really.

See here:

http://argusworld.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html


Kittster, if you wanna make your own Roti Canai, try this:

http://argusworld.blogspot.com/2007/...oti-canai.html


It's not difficult. Just need a bit of patience. All the best!
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

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In the US, UK Oz etc. That is not a smart-ass reply. The Swiss like their bread the way it is and are unlikely to provide factory-made, white, tasteless and sliced for a few expats who hanker for it. Part of the joy of living a different country is to have different food...
There are dozens of different varieties of sliced bread - at least in Australia, can't speak for the US or UK - that are neither white, nor tasteless.
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Old 13.01.2008, 14:44
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

We buy ours at kaufland in konstanz at only 0.72 cents per large loaf it's as good as in england and cheaper.
It gives a choice of brown and white.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

I find it weird that it is really hard to get that fresh soft-sandwich bread in the shops, but if you buy one of those pre-packed sandwiches at Coop etc.. THAT bread is usually softer than the ones you get on the shelf.

I'm quite fond of all the different types of bread available here, but when I have a hankering for the kind from home I get a pre-made sandwich from the coop fridge You are limited about what's in it but it fills the gap.

Globus also sell an unsliced sandwich loaf with a very hard/crisp crust, but really soft inside.

A Bretzel is perfect when you're after that moist doughy bread sensation too
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Have to agree with the OP that i also really miss my soft sliced white/brown bread to make sandwiches with.

Sure the Swiss Bakery bread is absolutely delicious but its completely uneconomical if you are a single person living on your own. Buy it one day.....stale the next.

I've found two good sources of sandwich bread though...
The first is Globus (at the bakery not on the store shelves) and this white sandwich bread is very good and fresh.

Recently i've also discovered the sandwich bread in Aldi and its not too bad.

Good luck and keep the tips coming in.
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Old 29.01.2008, 11:59
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Have to agree with the OP that i also really miss my soft sliced white/brown bread to make sandwiches with.

Sure the Swiss Bakery bread is absolutely delicious but its completely uneconomical if you are a single person living on your own. Buy it one day.....stale the next.

I've found two good sources of sandwich bread though...
The first is Globus (at the bakery not on the store shelves) and this white sandwich bread is very good and fresh.

Recently i've also discovered the sandwich bread in Aldi and its not too bad.

Good luck and keep the tips coming in.
You can always take the Swiss bakery bread, slice it, and put it into a ziplock bag and freeze it to keep it longer. Then you just toast it up when you want a bit of bread.
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You can always take the Swiss bakery bread, slice it, and put it into a ziplock bag and freeze it to keep it longer. Then you just toast it up when you want a bit of bread.
very true and i do that sometimes but when in a rush in the mornings its not exactly practical.

Its just funny that if the bread companies can go to the effort of making the stale looky likey sandwich bread on sale in coop and migros etc already then why not one that actually tastes good. Sure our sandwich breads are not as natural and preservative/additive free as swiss bakery bread but they are more practical, taste great and make unbelieavable sandwiches
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Hi Tiger

Try Eric at
The London Store in Zug
LONDONSTORE GmbH
Baarerstrasse 36, CH-6300 Zug / Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0) 41 727 70 90

http://www.londonstore.ch

He gets fresh bread that comes in frozen so the sell by date is fine
and he also does lot's of other foods and beers.
He is really helpful and friendly. If it is not in stock he will order it for you. Please don't loose hope it will all work out ok. And you can look forward to those soft bread sandwiches.
I hope that this helps
Good luck
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

While it's not white bread, Aldi in Oerlikon (Max-Bill-Platz) sell pre-sliced wholemeal bread, if that helps with the bread-cravings. It's the size of a normal loaf you'd get back in the UK. Lovely toasted with butter on. That's my weekend treat after eating muesli all week long (don't get me wrong, I love muesli, but you know what they say about a change being as good as a rest)..............
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

I thought I had to go to Jestetten Aldi to get the brown sliced loaf and Irish butter.
So now where to get the Irish butter in CH....
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