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 22 reviews
Gail Oesterle

Swiss Cottage Bread Mix

Marilee Taylor

It’s delicious like all the other breads I’ve bought from Pampered Chef.

Jamie Ashley

A nicely textured bread with good flavor. It goes very well with the recipe for Barbie’s Tuna Salad!

Jennifer Simpson

Definitely a wonderful bread, bakes perfectly and is delicious

Vincenzo Averaimo

Swiss Cottage Bread Mix