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From German Brezel.


brezel (plural brezels)

  1. Rare form of pretzel.
    • 1906, Frank Roy Fraprie, “Munich—Auer Dult and Oktoberfest”, in Little Pilgrimages Among Bavarian Inns: Being an Account of Little Journeys to the Bavarian Highlands and to Various Quaint Inns and Hostelries in and out of the Ancient Towns, [], Boston, Mass.: L[ouis] C[oues] Page & Company, page 188:
      To the same end, old women tottered through the crowd, bowed down under the weight of heavy baskets of salted brezels and hazelnuts, which met ready sale.
    • 1984, Physica B + C, volume 126, Amsterdam: North-Holland Physics Publishing, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., page xiv:
      The Welcome Party on Tuesday, August 14, with free wine, beer, and brezels, and the Come-Together Party on Sunday evening with free beer, have been accepted very well.
    • 1988, “Cookies and Candies”, in Baking Cookbook: More Than 150 Tempting Recipes for Creating Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and Pastries with a Guide to Selecting and Using Natural Ingredients, Grains, and Flours (Good Cook’s Library), New York, N.Y.: Crescent Books, by arrangement with Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., →ISBN, page 81:
      You can choose between Nut and Almond Cookies, Spicy Slices and Almond Meringue Pyramids, or if your appetite is a bit larger, Ricotta and Apple Pasties with Brazil nuts, and Wheat Dumplings with Mozzarella filling. Then there’s something Christmassy with Cinnamon Stars, Honey Brezels and Spekulatius.
    • 1999, P. J. Faulks, “Final preparation of Starchy Foods by Cooking”, in The Amylovores or Starch Eaters, Norwich, →ISBN, page 252:
      In Germany, brezels have for centuries been a common snack food for eating with beer. A brezel is made from a thin roll of bread dough which is bent into a U-shape, the arms twisted together and then folded over to make two loops (as of the arms of a child in prayer, and for this reason they were often given to children as a reward.)
    • 2004, Ian Kershaw, Making Friends with Hitler: Lord Londonderry and Britain’s Road to War[1], London: Penguin Books, published 2012, →ISBN:
      Relishing every moment, ‘Chips’ [Henry Channon] described the Göring party as ‘fantastic’, with ‘roundabouts, cafés with beer and champagne, peasants dancing and “schuplattling”,[sic] vast women carrying brezels and beer, a ship, a beerhouse, crowds of gay, laughing people'.
    • 2012, Tony Ayles, “Choosing My Profession”, in The Eternal Expatriate, Part One, Baltimore, Md.: PublishAmerica, →ISBN, page 85:
      The oven had to be free from smells before it could be commissioned to bake bread, bread buns, brezels and even meat.
    • 2015, AEG BS9314001M (oven user manual), page 7:
      Patisserie tray / For rolls, brezels and small pastries.
    • 2015, Horst H. Geerken, translated by Bill McCann, “Troubled Times, Political Confusion”, in A Gecko for Luck: 18 Years in Indonesia, 2nd edition, BukitCinta, →ISBN, page 221:
      When we flew back to Jakarta from Germany our cases were full: black bread, brezels, cheese of various degrees of pungency, charcuterie, schnaps, books – they were all there.



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brezel m or f

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