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

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


Yiddish teyglekh, from teygl, diminutive of teyg, dough, from Middle High German teig, from Old High German teic; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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