Vienna bread dates back to Vienna, Austria in the 19th century. Typically the bread is baked with an egg wash with a small amount of sugar and butter or shortening. We love it because it is slightly chewy and flavorful with a crust that is golden brown which turns crunchy when toasted. It is usually baked in an oblong shape as a large or smaller loaf. It is rumoured that the small bread was the inspiration behind french baguettes.
This bread is pretty easy to bake, and a great choice for beginners.