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Kugelhopf

[koo-guh l-hopf, -hawpf]
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noun German Cookery.
  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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Origin of Kugelhopf

1885–90; < German Gugelhopf (orig. Swiss G), Gugelhupf (orig. Austrian, south German dial.), 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 < Late Latin cuculla; see cowl) + -hopf, -hupf, noun derivative of Middle High German hopfen to hop1, skip, jump; apparently from the cake's tendency to overflow the pan in a shape likened to the headgear
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  • An extremely useful dish in this ware is the mixing bowl in which Kugelhopf kuchen, ready for shaping, is shown.

    The Boston Cooking-School Magazine (Vol. XV, No. 2, Aug.-Sept., 1910)

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