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Kugelhopf

[ koo-guhl-hopf, -hawpf ]

noun

, German Cooking.
  1. a sweetened bread, flavored with raisins and almonds, baked in a ring-shaped mold, and usually dusted with powdered sugar before serving.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Kugelhopf1

First recorded in 1885–90; from German Gugelhopf (originally Swiss German), Gugelhupf (originally Austrian and south German dialect), equivalent to Gugel a hood with a liripipe and partial covering for the shoulders, worn in the Middle Ages ( Middle High German gugel, Old High German chugela, cucula, from Late Latin cuculla, cucullus “a covering, hood” ) + -hopf, -hupf, noun derivative of Middle High German hopfen “to skip, jump, hop”; apparently from the cake's tendency to overflow the pan in a shape resembling the headgear; cowl, hop 1

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Example Sentences

She will have her hair up for the first time, done all in curls and whirligigs, to look like that cake Frieda calls Kugelhopf.

An extremely useful dish in this ware is the mixing bowl in which Kugelhopf kuchen, ready for shaping, is shown.

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