16:12 Jun 23, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Food & Drink / Italian specialities
German term or phrase: Mürbebrotstange
"Mit ihnen fängt Italien an: mit Grissini, Lingue und den typisch italienischen Mürbebrotstangen."

For a Switzerland-based importer of Italian foodstuffs. In a product catalogue, under the heading "Backwaren", to be translated into UK-EN. No pictures, unfortunately.

If I've understood the first part of the sentence correctly, these would all be breads that can be eaten before the main course. According to Langenscheidt: Mürbeteig = shortcrust pastry, Mürbeteiggebäck = pastry made with shortcrust pastry and mürbe (adj.) = crumbly or brittle. Mürbekuchen = shortbread (i.e. sweetened and probably not suitable as a starter).

I'm thinking "Italian crisp breadsticks" at the moment - but isn't that the same description as grissini?

Any help appreciated.
Julia Burgess
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:48

Summary of reference entries provided
twice-baked biscotti / Zwieback / rye sourdough bread

Discussion entries: 12


Reference comments

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Reference: twice-baked biscotti / Zwieback / rye sourdough bread

Reference information:
Lebensschilderung, Briefe und nachgelassene Schriften von Frederike ...
https://books.google.com/books?id=achUAAAAcAAJ -
Frederike Bremer - 1868
... Wecke, Doppelroggenbrot, Schillingsbrot, Rundstücksbrot, Limpa, französisches Brot, Mandelbrot, Saffransbrot, Blutbrot, Mürbebrot (Zwieback) Brezeln aller ...

dict.cc Wörterbuch :: Zwieback :: Deutsch-Englisch-Übersetzung
Englisch-Deutsch-Übersetzung für Zwieback im Online-Wörterbuch dict.cc (Deutschwörterbuch).

Rusk - Wikipedia
A rusk is a hard, dry biscuit or a twice-baked bread. It is sometimes used as a baby teething food. In the United Kingdom, the name also refers to a wheat-based ...

Note added at 41 mins (2018-06-23 16:54:03 GMT)

Italian Bread + King Arthur Flour Giveaway - Katie's Cucina
29 mar. 2013 - Making Italian Bread is easier than you think--you just need patience ... Made english muffins, sourdough (love the KAF starter) and rye bread ...

So is biscotti actually bread? | The Fresh Loaf
www.thefreshloaf.com › ... › Cookies, Cakes, and Pastries
14 dic. 2009 - I was looking for a way to use my sourdough starter discard. I ended up ... biscotti in italian means "twice baked" Biscotto means cookie or biscuit. enjoy!!! .... Has anyone ever come across a biscotti made with dark rye flour?

Italian Bread Recipes from The Bread Experience
Biscotti Picanti (aka Sicilian Spicy Rusks)A twice-baked bread made with all-purpose and semolina flours and flavored with dry white wine, white sesame seeds, ...

Note added at 2 hrs (2018-06-23 18:17:41 GMT)

PANMONVISO | www.panmonviso.it
From rusks, low-salt breadsticks and tea-biscuits to the products of the Fibra ... and very up-to-date offer, as confirmed by meticulous research into Italian dietary ... The Monviso Snack Line comprises Croutons, crunchy cubes of bread that are ...

Monviso Biscotto Salute - PANMONVISO | www.panmonviso.it
Fibra Activa Breadsticks ... The Biscotto Salute originates from the tradition of Italian bread and biscuit making, alongside products ... As good as a biscuit and as light as a rusk, the Monviso Biscotto Salute perfectly combines balance and taste.

Bread-Rusks - barilla foodservice
Thanks to their simplicity, Mulino Bianco Breadsticks, Golden Rusks and Soft ... the natural nature of the crunchy, and soft Mulino bread products enable you to ...

Toasted Rusks - IBFoods.com
These delicious rusks or melba toast are perfect for creating hors d'oeuvres. Crispy melba toast rusks. From IBFoods.com your source of Gourmet Italian Food.

Note added at 7 hrs (2018-06-23 23:24:22 GMT)

Mürbeweißbrot / Mürbestuten:

Mürbeweißbrot. Süßes Weißbrot (100 % Weizenmehl) mit Zucker, Margarine und Milch gebacken. Geeignet für vegetarische Ernährung. Allergene: ...

Mürbeweißbrot mit Mandeln
Mürbeweißbrot mit Mandeln. Süßes Weißbrot (100 % Weizenmehl) mit Mandeln, Zucker, Margarine und Milch gebacken. Geeignet für vegetarische Ernährung.

Altdeutsches Landbrot Mürbeweißbrot Paderborner Landbrot - Gruyters
80% Roggen, 20% Weizen. Eifeler Landbrot (Vegan). Roggenmischbrot 70% Roggen, 30% Weizen. Mürbeweißbrot (Vegan). Süßes Weizenbrot 100% Weizen ...

Mürbestuten nach Bäcker Hinkel | Ketex - Der Hobbybrotbäcker
https://ketex.de › Startseite › Alle Rezepte › Allgemein
13 dic. 2011 - Die Mürbestuten nach Bäcker Hinkel in der Variante mit Hagelzucker und mit Butter bestrichen sind ein voller Genuß. Viel Spaß beim ...

Note added at 7 hrs (2018-06-23 23:29:47 GMT)


Butter-Mürbestuten - Heicks-Teutenberg
Ideal zum Frühstück! Unser Mürbestuten ist gut gelockert und leicht bekömmlich. Sein Geschmack ist sehr mild mit einem feinen Buttergeschmack.

Stuten – Wikipedia
Mürbestuten ist ein helles Weißbrot mit Milch, Fett und Zucker, was dem Gebäck einen kuchenähnlichen Charakter verleiht.

Note added at 7 hrs (2018-06-23 23:33:49 GMT)

The secret to baking the perfect sourdough (and Bread Ahead's ...
https://www.telegraph.co.uk › ... › Food and drink features
18 ago. 2017 - Another customer asks for a cheese-and-olive breadstick (with a ... gets Matthew excited, 'it has to be our 100-per-cent rye sourdough', he says.

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Note to reference poster
Asker: Thank you very much for all your research, Andres! I wouldn't have thought of using the term "rusk" - to me that's a baby food item or filler for sausages, but your references might change my mind.

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
neutral  Eleanore Strauss: No.. muerbe means tender, chewy and not at all crispy. So it's not Zwieback or biscotti at all! But great research.
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