[ koo-guhl-hopf, -hawpf ]
/ ˈku gəlˌhɒpf, -ˌhɔpf /
noun German Cooking.
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
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; see origin at cowl,hop1
Words nearby Kugelhopf
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Example sentences from the Web for Kugelhopf
An extremely useful dish in this ware is the mixing bowl in which Kugelhopf kuchen, ready for shaping, is shown.