Sunday, April 26, 2015


Allerheiligenstriezel or simply Strietzel(regional names include Allerseelenzopf,SeelenspitzeSeelenbrot, orAllerseelenbreze) is a braided yeast pastry. Its name means "All Saints' braid" in English and it consists of floureggs,yeastshortening or butterraisinsmilk,salt, and decorating sugar or poppy seeds. Some regional variations also include rum or lemon juice.
The word Strietzel is derived from Middle High German strutzel, strützel, in turn fromOld High German struzzil. Its further origin is unclear.[1]

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