Zweiback

These are very much like biscotti, except that they have yeast in them to help with the rising. Use them just as you would commercial zwieback.

Makes: 24 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 cups lukewarm whole milk
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 8 cups flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in warm water.
  • Mix milk, salt, and remaining sugar; add to yeast mixture. Beat in egg yolks.
  • Add 3 cups flour; mix thoroughly. Continue to add flour until you have a smooth dough. Knead until dough is elastic. Set aside to rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Shape dough into 1½" thick loaves and place on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Bake loaves 12 minutes; cool slightly, then remove from baking sheets.
  • Cut loaves diagonally into ½" thick slices. Lay slices on baking sheets. Combine butter with cinnamon. Brush slices with mixture. Bake 12 minutes more. Cool on wire racks.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 cups lukewarm whole milk
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 8 cups flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in warm water.
  • Mix milk, salt, and remaining sugar; add to yeast mixture. Beat in egg yolks.
  • Add 3 cups flour; mix thoroughly. Continue to add flour until you have a smooth dough. Knead until dough is elastic. Set aside to rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Shape dough into 1½" thick loaves and place on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Allow to rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Bake loaves 12 minutes; cool slightly, then remove from baking sheets.
  • Cut loaves diagonally into ½" thick slices. Lay slices on baking sheets. Combine butter with cinnamon. Brush slices with mixture. Bake 12 minutes more. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories190
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Protein5g