I am baking a black forest cake and it calls for zwieback toast. I cannot find this anywhere. Does anyone know what this is or where I can find it?

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    Zwieback in a black forest cake? That's a strange recipe... Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 10:55
  • You cannot find Gerber zwieback or Nabisco zwieback. I have looked in numerous grocery stores and it is not there anywhere. If someone really know where it can be purchased I would appreciate hearing from them.
    – user14821
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 22:56
  • It wasn't requested, but since folks are indicating they are having trouble finding the commercial products, here is a link to [King Arthur's recipe][1] for homemade zweiback. Basically, it is a twice backed yeast-raised bread, somewhat similar to the Italian biscotti. A long, log shaped loaf is prepared much like any yeast leavend bread, then the next day it is sliced and baked again to dry it out. [1]: kingarthurflour.com/recipes/zwieback-recipe
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 12:09

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Zwieback toast is a twice-baked sweetened toast fed to teething children. It is also known as teething toast, and can be found in the baby aisle of most grocery stores.

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    secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Zwieback It's not only for teething childern. There also is Cocos Zwieback! Fancy! doit24.de/…
    – user2035
    Commented Aug 18, 2010 at 7:40
  • I also used Zwieback in Germany when I was baking cheesecakes, in place of graham crackers. While not identical, it was close enough for many applications; the reverse should also hold.
    – JasonTrue
    Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 4:17

Here is what it looks like, if you are out shopping.

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Take a look at this: http://www.amazon.de/Brandt-Marken-Zwieback-10er-Pack-Packung/dp/B003R7KX5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358415860&sr=8-1 This is the original!


This is the best receipe for zwieback I have found. The Arthur one is all hodgepodge throw it all together http://www.food.com/recipe/zwieback-toast-teething-cookies-156724?scaleto=48.0&st=null&mode=metric

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