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Grittibänz - the bread man

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Restin time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course bread
Cuisine German, Swiss
Servings 4 bread man


  • 500 g flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 20 g yeast: corresponds to 1 packet of dry yeast or ½ fresh yeast cube
  • 75 g butter
  • Approx. 3 dl milk


  • Put flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl.
  • Heat milk and butter together in a pan until the butter has melted (do not heat above 36 °C) then add to the remaining ingredients and mix/knead until smooth.
  • Leave to rise for about one hour. The dough should double in size.
    Grittibänz Teigpasta per omino
  • Form the dough figure
    bread man
  • Brush it with milk or egg to get a shiny surface.
    omino di pasta dolce
  • Put it in the cold oven and bake at 200°C for about 30 minutes. (depending on the size of the grittibänz)


It is baked through if you tap it and it sounds "hollow".
Keyword bread man, Grittibänz