• Type 00 flour 450 grams
  • Lukewarm water 250 ml
  • Dry brewer's yeast 7 grams
  • Sugar 25 grams • 470 kcal
  • Salt ½ teaspoon • 1 kcal
  • Butter 50 grams • 717 kcal
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Homemade butter bread is really a delicacy to eat. Think of the smell of bread, in the kitchen on a Sunday morning, ready on the table for a great breakfast. What we offer you today is not exactly a low-calorie recipe, but occasionally you can also forget your diet, right?

The recipe for butter bread is very simple, making it at home will not take too long. Soft and leavened, butter bread is ideal to be filled with creams and jams, but also with ice cream, just like the classic pastry brioche.

Also excellent in the savory version, with meats and cheeses, you can prepare butter bread in different forms. Morsels, loaves, or braids; butterzopf is the traditional Swiss butter bread typical of Sunday breakfasts in the canton of Bern. In short, if you are also curious to try it, here's how to prepare butter bread.

How to prepare butter bread

In a bowl, dissolve the dry brewer’s yeast in 150 ml of lukewarm water together with the sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour with half a teaspoon of salt. Add the dry brewer’s yeast and the remaining dose of lukewarm water. Mix the ingredients well, until they are well mixed.

Add the cold butter cut into cubes and work well with your hands, or with the planetary mixer. It will take about ten minutes. Just get a smooth, elastic and homogeneous dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest in a warm place for about 90 minutes.

Pick up the dough and knead it again. Divide it into 12 loaves of the same weight, obtain the shape you want and place them on a baking tray with parchment paper. Cover and let rest another hour.

Finally, brush the loaves with melted butter and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for about 35 minutes.


Butter bread can be preserved for a couple of days, in a cool and dry place. If you want, you can freeze it in the freezer and take it out when necessary, heating it up shortly in the oven to make it fragrant.