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Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

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"
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

You appear a tad confused as to what is the 'real thing' is in bread. [Hint it isn't white or sliced]...
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

A very valid question as I have not seen this type of thick sliced bread in the Migros or Coop. It is quite common in the States and I guess Oz as well. So instead of giving some smart-ass replies, is there anyone who knows where to buy this type of bread?
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A very valid question as I have not seen this type of thick sliced bread in the Migros or Coop. It is quite common in the States and I guess Oz as well. So instead of giving some smart-ass replies, is there anyone who knows where to buy this type of bread?
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...
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

You could always pick up a Bread making machine (they are as cheap as chips) and bake your own. I have one, and with the right ingredients you can make all the white bread your heart desires. Slicing it though is a different matter, most of my efforts tend to resemble door-stops.
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Old 15.12.2007, 12:09
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

That's not the point -- there are ethnic food shops here (Turkish, Indian, etc.). Surely a simple reply could have just pointed out if a shop existed that sold such Australian bread rather than commenting on the original poster's taste in bread which is off-topic IMO.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Have you tried a Zopf already? Hint: instead of getting a whole (small) one, buy a section of a bigger one for lower crust-to-sponginess ratio.

You have to slice it yourself, and it's not really white white bread (a little more eggy and buttery), but texture-wise it's probably the closest you'll find here.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

You haven't really tried those, have you? (You used the word 'apparently'.)
Is it wise to close off all your supermarket options?

Another option would be to buy the kind of 'fluffy' bread you prefer and slice it as thick as you like.

You know life here will not be exactly the same as in Australia. Good luck.
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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...
I asked a simple question. Do you know if it is available here and where? Each one of us have different tastes and liking. I know how to enjoy living in a different country and all that stuff... All I'm looking for is a simple answer to a simple question.

On a side note though - I do like the Swiss bread and thats what I have regularly, but sometimes it's just nice to have something you've grown up with.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Bread is not like a can of beans you can import by the container load. It's stale within hours and certainly a day or two. So It's not imported and there's not enough demand to make it. So the answer to your simple question is 'no'...
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

My Geordie mate buys xxxl toast bread from Migros, It's got a big American flag- hat on it. She splits it up into portions and freezes it so it doesn't go stale too fast, she also puts it in the toaster frozen. Maybe it's worth a go.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

If you get to your local bakery early enough, they often have a rectangular looking bread, while unsliced, is a bit like American or Aussie/Kiwi 'white bread'. My wife's family uses this to make sandwiches on New Year's Eve. It is also the bread used for the open faced sandwiches you see at the counters at Migros. BTW, it is MUCH better (IMO) than the store bought stuff in the US. But, you'll still have to slice it yourself.

If you plan ahead of time, you can have your local bakery reserve you loaves of bread, so you can get your favorite bread. Or, if you're near a Migros (or coop) with a sandwich counter, you can ask them where you could buy the bread.
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Old 15.12.2007, 13:24
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If you get to your local bakery early enough, they often have a rectangular looking bread, while unsliced, is a bit like American or Aussie/Kiwi 'white bread'. My wife's family uses this to make sandwiches on New Year's Eve. It is also the bread used for the open faced sandwiches you see at the counters at Migros. BTW, it is MUCH better (IMO) than the store bought stuff in the US. But, you'll still have to slice it yourself.

If you plan ahead of time, you can have your local bakery reserve you loaves of bread, so you can get your favorite bread. Or, if you're near a Migros (or coop) with a sandwich counter, you can ask them where you could buy the bread.
Thanks Gregv! I'll try this. Appreciate it.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

We buy bread from Manor Bio Supermarket. Its called American Sandwich and smth. We used to buy sliced bread in coop but as you said it isnt very nice.

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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

I buy the US toast as well but the kind that has whole wheat in it. It's very good and my kids love it for breakfast.

The Swiss use toast bread too. Their "Brotli" is made with toast bread, salami, ham or egg and then a clear jelly to cover it. You can find these in most bakeries. I used to find it rather disgusting to look at but they taste OK.
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I buy the US toast as well but the kind that has whole wheat in it. It's very good and my kids love it for breakfast.

The Swiss use toast bread too. Their "Brotli" is made with toast bread, salami, ham or egg and then a clear jelly to cover it. You can find these in most bakeries. I used to find it rather disgusting to look at but they taste OK.
Be careful there. Brötli means different things in different places in this country. You're not likely to end up with something inedible, but you might end up with a simple breadroll, when you're wishing for a sandwich.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

I agree, Gregv, but I can't recall another word to describe these open-faced sandwiches.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Tiger, I know exactly what you're talking about! I'm not from any of the traditional "soft sliced bread" countries but I really don't like the Swiss bread, even after 20 years here. If you're not a "crust person", Switzerland is definitely not the place to be. The best alternative is the Zopf as someone was suggesting - a big one to avoid the crust. There is also a version of sliced toast bread sold mainly in the gas stations that is in a fully sealed bag and with long expiry date. That one tastes a lot better than anything you'll find at Migros or Coop.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

After 20 years I still find them disgusting and must admit I've never tried one.



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I buy the US toast as well but the kind that has whole wheat in it. It's very good and my kids love it for breakfast.

The Swiss use toast bread too. Their "Brotli" is made with toast bread, salami, ham or egg and then a clear jelly to cover it. You can find these in most bakeries. I used to find it rather disgusting to look at but they taste OK.
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Re: Sliced Bread (lack of it!)

Hi Tiger.. Spongy bread ,forget it, but as other ef. members have advisied you can buy far superior bread in your local backery you can make a standing order for example (like me , two sliced loaves per week) that is said in german ( Zwei toast brot geschnitten bitte ) nothing like good toast bread especially with scrambled eggs and bacon... bon appetit..
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