Zopf or Züpfe is a type of Swiss, Austrian or German bread made from white flour, milk
. The dough is brushed with egg yolk before baking, lending it its golden crust. It is baked in the form of a plait and traditionally eaten on Sunday mornings. A variant from Swabia is known as a Hefekranz (also: Hefezopf), and is distinguished from the Zopf in being sweet. Its intricate braided design can only be made by a baker's experienced hand.