Laufabrauð

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Laufabrauð
Laufabrauð.jpg
Child decorating laufabrauð before frying
Type Flatbread
Place of origin Iceland
Cookbook:Laufabrauð  Laufabrauð

Laufabrauð (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈløːivaprøiθ], leaf bread; sometimes also called "snowflake bread" in English[1]) is a traditional kind of Icelandic bread that is most often eaten in the Christmas season.[2] Originating from northern Iceland but now eaten throughout the entire country,[2] it consists of round, very thin flat cakes with a diameter of about 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches), decorated with leaf-like, geometric patterns and fried briefly in hot fat or oil.[3]

Laufabrauð can be bought in bakeries or made at home, either with ready-made dough or from scratch;[2] patterns are either cut by hand or created using a heavy brass roller, the laufabrauðsjárn ("leaf bread iron").[3] Leaf bread making at home is usually a family undertaking and often an essential part of the Christmas preparations, where several generations gather and take part in the decorating.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir (2004). Cool Cuisine. Vaka-Helgafell. p. 96. ISBN 9979-2-1767-7. OCLC 253801447. 
  2. ^ a b c Salvör Gissurardóttir (2000). "Laufabrauð - "Leaf Bread"". Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b Hanneck, Maike (2004). Island-Kochbuch (in German). túrí. pp. 30–31. ISBN 9979-9641-0-3. OCLC 76585143. 
  4. ^ Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir. "Leaf Bread for Christmas". Retrieved 2009-11-29. 

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