The Prepared Pantry

Swiss Cottage Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M132-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specially for 2 lb capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of the back packaging off your bread mix to our email at Include all the details of what happened and a picture of the failed bread loaf.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?


  • Crusty, artisan bread from Europe
  • Light country sour taste typical of artisan breads, "a slight tang that makes it interesting"
  • SAF yeast packet is enclosed. You provide only water.
  • Makes a two-pound loaf
  • Can be made in a bread machine or in your oven.

What about the taste?

It's got a cup of white rye flavor in it. That changes both the flavor and the texture. It's not bad. Most people liked it. (Read the reviews.) But some didn't. So, we closed it out.

But most folks loved it. So we're bringing it back as a limited production run.

So what does it taste like? It has a hint of white rye flavor, kind of a sourdough-like flavor, similar to other European artisan breads.  

If you like crusty artisan breads, you'll like this.

But read what the critics say in the reviews, and decide for yourself.


Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
David Southern
Swiss Cottage Bread Mix

No word of a lie but I believe this is the best bread mix we've ever had! We had it for supper as an open-faced tuna sandwich 🥪!! Delicious!

Swiss cottage bread

We thought it was bland . It also didn't keep it's shape on top, it collapsed. The sides and bottom were too hard even when I changed th setting to "light" on the 2nd loaf

Roscoe Weakland
Swiss Cottage is sooo flavorful

Made burger buns my first use of the mix!!! Sooo tasty!!!


Limited Production Run! Swiss Cottage Bread Mix

Margaret Minnick

This is the 5th bread machine mix I've tried from Prepared Pantry and so far they have all been good. The Swiss Cottage bread mix produces a light bread with a tender and fine grained crumb. The flavor is a bit different from a normal country white bread. It has a very slight tang that makes it interesting. I just had a thickly cut slice with crunchy peanut butter for breakfast. It was great.