Sweet Bread Rhineland Style – Authentic German

This Sweet Bread Rhineland Style is very popular in the Rhineland and they call it “Butterstuten”. It is a sweet bread with raisins made out of a yeast dough. Awesome for breakfast with butter and jam. I am sure you will love this sweet bread. Happy Baking!

Sweet Bread Rhineland Style

Ingredients Sweet Bread Rhineland Style

500 g flour, all purpose, unbleached – 4 cups
250 ml milk
80 g sugar – 1/3 cup
30 g fresh yeast or 1 pk dry yeast
1 medium size egg
1 tsp salt
50 g butter – about half a stick
100 g raisins
some sunflower oil, natural bread crumbs for the form

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Baking Instructions Sweet Bread Rhineland Style

  • Add yeast to one quarter milk. Dissolve butter in remaining milk (milk should just be warm).
  • Place flour in a bowl, form a mold in the middle. Add egg and sugar into mold and mix it.
  • In a small bowl add some flour,  turn raisins in the flour.
  • Add yeast-milk, butter-milk, salt and raisins, knead until you get a smooth dough (for about 5 min with hands).
  • Cover dough with a kitchen cloth, let raise for 1 hour. Dough amount should double.
  • Knead dough again.
  • Brush a bread form (30x10cm) with the oil and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Place dough into the form, cover with a moist kitchen cloth or aluminum foil, let raise for another hour.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 C or 400F.
  • Bake bread for about 30 min.
  • Brush bread when it is still hot with butter.
  • Let cool off completely on a cooling rack.


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