Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen [layb-koo-kuhn] This thick, cakelike cookie is a specialty of Nuremberg and one of the most popular in Germany. It’s honey-sweetened, full of spices, citron and almonds and often topped with a hard confectioners’ sugar glaze. Lebkuchen has been made for centuries and often baked in decorative molds to shape the cookie into intricate designs. […]

Lavash

Lavash (Armenian: լավաշ; Turkish: lavaş; Kurdish: nanê loş‎; Persian: لواش‎; Georgian: ლავაში) is a soft, thin unleavened flatbread made in a tandoor and eaten all over the South Caucasus, Western Asia and the areas surrounding the Caspian Sea. Lavash is one of the most widespread types of bread in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. In 2014, “lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia” was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible […]

Latke

Latke [laht-kuh] Traditionally served at Hanukkah, the latke is a pancake usually made from grated potatoes mixed with eggs, onions, MATZO MEAL and seasonings. It’s fried and served hot as a side dish. See more Latke information HERE RECIPE Ingredients 2 1/2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes 1 large white or brown onion, shredded 3/4 cup […]

Lassi

Lassi [lah-see] A popular chilled yogurt drink in India, which can also be made with buttermilk or extra-rich milk. Lassi is like a healthy MILK SHAKE, the thickness of which depends on the ratio of yogurt to water. Thick LASSI is made with four parts yogurt to one part water and/or crushed ice. Lassi can […]

Lane cake

Lane cake, also known as prize cake or Alabama Lane cake, is a bourbon-laced baked cake traditional in the American South. According to food scholar Neil Ravenna, the inventor was Emma Rylander Lane, of Clayton, Alabama, who won first prize with it at the county fair in Columbus, Georgia. She called it “Prize Cake” when she self-published a cookbook, A Few Good Things to Eat in 1898. Her […]

Lady Baltimore cake

A Lady Baltimore Cake is an American white layer cake with fluffy frosting and a fruit and nut filling. The cake is believed to have been created in the Southern United States in the early 20th century, but its exact origins are disputed. The most popular legend of the Lady Baltimore is that Alicia Rhett Mayberry, a Southern belle, baked and served the cake to […]

Kulich

Kulich [koo-lihch] A tall cylindrical Russian Easter cake traditionally served with PASHKA (a creamy cheese mold). Kulich is yeast-raised and flavored with raisins, candied fruit and saffron. It’s usually crowned with a while confectioners’ sugar icing, sprinkled with chopped candied fruits and almonds and sometimes topped with a rose. RECIPE Ingredients (Yields : 4 loaves) […]

Kugelhopf (Gugelhopf)

Kugelhopf, kugelhupf [koo-guhl-hopf] Though generally thought of as Austrian, bakers from Alsace, Germany and Poland also claim credit for this light yeast cake. Kugelhopf is filled with raisins, candied fruits and nuts, and generally embellished with a simple dusting of confectioners’ sugar. It’s traditionally baked in a KUGELHOPF PAN, a turban-shaped tube mold with swirled […]

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