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Old 04.12.2009, 04:38
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Grittibaenz recipe?

I have got one off the web, but would like to hear of others Does anyone have a good recipe. A friend used to put kirsch in hers it was really good.
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Old 04.12.2009, 07:48
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I just use the plain old Zopf recipe but add a bit of castor sugar to the mix and sprinkle the finished Grittibanz with chunky confectioners sugar. Never bothered with a special bread recipe and they always get scoffed within a day or so with no complaints.
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!!! Grittibänz is not a sweet, but a salty bread.

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I just use the plain old Zopf recipe but add a bit of castor sugar to the mix and sprinkle the finished Grittibanz with chunky confectioners sugar. Never bothered with a special bread recipe and they always get scoffed within a day or so with no complaints.
Why only do you think it has to go with sugar? Whereas for the dough, I can't agree more, it's the same as for Zopf. Do the Grittibänz in the form of a girl and a boy, put them scarfs and hats on - there is no limit to that. Some examples:





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Those pictures are so cute! the handicapped one is my favourite. Mine look like the last ones and they taste salty-no idea why- maybe because tired to glaze with store eggnog! They do taste a bit likeZopf but smell like lobster. I tried to make the small as I had to make 30. They are too crusty I'll have to make them bigger. I have to make another 100. Sunday, I'll make one nice big one as a display and the rest 1/2 size.
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I have got one off the web, but would like to hear of others Does anyone have a good recipe. A friend used to put kirsch in hers it was really good.
Funny that you asked for this! We just baked some in our German language course this morning. A little bit of fun since it was the last day of the course.

Here's the recipe that my Swiss teacher uses for her Grittibänz and that we used today. It turned out great and so bloody easy (makes 2 small Grittibänzen):

250g White flour
10g Yeast
1 teaspoon Salt
1.5dl Warm Milk
25g Melted Butter
Half an Egg
2 teaspoons Sugar

- Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and make a well.
- Add the remainder of ingredients and mix together to make a dough.
- Knead for 2-3 minutes.
- Cover with a damp tea towel, put in a warm place and let rise for an hour.
- Shape into little Men, decorate with Raisins, Chocolate, Almonds, Pistachios, etc...
- Bake at 190 degrees C for around 30 minutes.

I like them warm straight out of the oven spread with some butter. Very nice.
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The most enjoyable thing about making the gritibaenz was the kneading. My husband and I had had an argument and weren't talking. I brought the dough in to the sitting room, while we silently watched TV and I just took it out on that dough, he said "that's my head isn't it" I just said " yup" looked at him, rolled a piece into a ball and smashed it with my fist! I was kneading and pummeling for about 45 minutes- they rose really well!
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Why only do you think it has to go with sugar? Whereas for the dough, I can't agree more, it's the same as for Zopf. Do the Grittibänz in the form of a girl and a boy, put them scarfs and hats on - there is no limit to that. Some examples:
Maybe something to do with the prominent sweet tooth in our family. We consider ourselves something of a maverick family in the Grittibanz field.
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