See also: Kipfel




From German Kipfel, diminutive of Kipf ‎(wagon post), from Old High German kipfa, chipf, from Latin cippus ‎(post).



kipfel ‎(plural kipfels)

  1. A crescent-shaped biscuit or bread roll.
    • 1880, C. J. Peterson, Peterson's Magazine, Volumes 77-78, page 314,
      Bake the kipfel on wafers, in a very moderate oven.
    • 2003, Brigitte Hamann, Hitler and Vienna: The Truth about his Formative Years, in Hans Mommsen (editor) The Third Reich Between Vision and Reality: New Perspectives on German History 1918-1945, page 35,
      The son of a former houseowner in the Stumpergasse told me that the young Hitler would go every morning to a Jewish distiller (Branntweiner) near his flat to have a small breakfast there consisting always of ‘a tea and a kipfel’.
    • 2006, Edna Staebler, Food That Really Schmecks, page 167,
      From this fine, sweet, almost cake-like yeast dough, rolled out fairly thin, can be made a variety of delicious desserts, coffee cakes, butter horns, turnovers, crescent rolls, schnecken, kipfel, or nut rolls.



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