Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A confection consisting of bits of dough cooked briefly in a mixture of honey, brown sugar, and nuts, then cooled and rolled into balls.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Yiddish teyglekh, from teygl, diminutive of teyg, dough, from Middle High German teig, from Old High German teic; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.

Examples

  • Whether we grow up on teiglach, tarte aux pommes, gulab jaman or brownies, Americans share at least one bedrock culinary value: we're devoted to Jell-O.

    Our National Dessert

  • The baked good I’m trying to recreate from my childhood is the teiglach my grandparents would buy from Lord’s Bakery in B’klyn for the High Holy Days.

    chocolate babka | smitten kitchen

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