Monday, March 25, 2013


Jean, Her Mother, Her Grandmother, Olive, and myself looked for this recipe and could not find it.  Olive remembered per Step-Mother making something with braids, but couldn't remember what it was called or how it was made.  When all else failed, I turned to the computer.  We thank Recipes from a German Grandma that was contributed by Sylvia for this recipe. It also told you how to make this if you had a bread machine.   If you are of German heritage, Recipes from a German Grandma has recipes, a cookbook you can buy, music and more are on there. You may want to take a look on your computer.     Marilyn


2 cups of sugar in a baking tray with walls...spray with previously boiled water to avoid bacterial growth when crust builds use fork to scrape, repeat several times until you have consistecy that is suitable for your usage...let air dry over nightbefore you put in a container.


3 cups bread flour
3 eggs
1 1/2 Tbsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup warm water (about 100 degrees F)
2 Tsp yeast quick rise
pinch of saffron (I use 6-8 drops yellow good color) for the warm water

Let the yeast soak in the warm water with 1 tablespoon sugar for 15 minutes till foamy.Add the eggs and saffrom or food color and mix.  Add the rest of the sugar, salt and then the flour.  Add a bit more of flour if needed to make a firm dough but not TOO firm-enought so it's not sticky. 

Divide into 3 equal pieces and braid, place on greased cookie sheet, cover with moist towel and let rise until doubled in size (about 45 minutes).  Brush with egg wash (1 egg beated with little rosewater) sprinkle with Hagelzucker.

Bake on same cookie sheet 20-30 minutes at a preheated 350 degree oven.  You know when its done when you tap with a wooden spoon and it sounds the same in the middle as it does on the ends.

Jean has never made Hefezopf, but at her request, I will be bringing my copy off the computer,  to her house this weekend.  She would like to make it before Easter.

Christ is the head of this house, the unseen guest at every meal and the silent listener to every conversation.


Vickie said...

Your last message of Christ is an excellent one. I tell my children that in, perhaps different wording, but that is what I remind them of. So very true.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
Jean picked those out. She thought it might be nice to have a reminder of Christ during Holy Week so there is one a day on with the recipes.


Gerritje H. said...

Good Morning Marilyn and Jean,
thank you so much for making the effort to find this recipe! I will make it on Saturday.I happen to have Hagel zucker that I bought on my last trip home (I always stock up on things when I go home.Thank you again,this is much appreciated.
Gotte's Liebe

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Gerritje H,
You are most welcome. I took the recipe over to Jean this weekend and she is going to make it, too. If you go to Recipes from a German Grandma on the computer, there are pictures. Glad we could find it and hope you enjoy it.


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Countryside Reflections said...

This is an interesting recipe, but I think it's beyond my capabilities. But the great part is finding Recipes from a German Grandma. My grandparents were German and we ate a lot of German dishes. I recognized several names on the web site and will have to spend some time looking them over. Of course Jean's recipes are great too.

My husband won't let me make Jean's Never Fail Chocolate Cake because he says I'm making him fat by trying out Jean' recipes. So I'll save it for another time.

I look forward to seeing Jean's recipe's each day. Thank you for posting them.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,
I will pass your comments to Jean. I am Irish, but I thought Recipes from German Grandma was great. They have some great recipes and nice information.

Jean has some recipes coming up that I hope your husband will let you make.


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