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How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Just curious, how you call that first end last slice of bread with crust on one side in your language?

I'm just eating a "Kapje", as we call it in Dutch.



PJ

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by daarth Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Skorpe (crust)

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by mikelisaanna Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    We call it the heel of the loaf.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    In German there are about a hundred different expressions (I have seen a collection) depending on region and dialect. As I am originally from the North of the country, to me it is a "Knust".

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by daarth Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    My favourite German bread expression is "hazenbrot" (did I spell that correct?)

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by leics Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    No special name here, just 'the crust', although there may be dialect words of which I am not aware (my local dialect had none).

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by zanzooni Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    We call it the heel or the crust. ~

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by canuck68 Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    I call it the "heel" also.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    "Hasenbrot" is an expression for the leftover sandwiches you eat the next day when they have become rather dry, and you nibble on them like a rabbit...

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Aloe9678 Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    I remembered that we call it the "heel" as well right before read the other replies. I feel every slice has a crust, but the heel is pretty much all crust.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by leics Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    We call it the heel too, but I think that's just what's left of the loaf rather than the first crusty slice.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by daarth Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    "Hasenbrot" is an expression for the leftover sandwiches you eat the next day when they have become rather dry, and you nibble on them like a rabbit...

    Or after you come home from the picnic! ;o)

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Josilver Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    I dont know, but according to my mother they make your hair go curly.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by iver Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    maybe its a dialect thing,, i call it SKALK,, the "skorpe" ( crust) is the hard stuff outside all of the bread:)

    the heel is called SKALK in my dialect

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Penelope4 Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 1:04 AM

    I don't know PJ but I do not eat them.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by SangAji Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 1:19 AM

    whatever it is called, i simply love them!

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by MacedonianUK Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    Kraeshnik in Macedonian. I love the first crusty bit of the loaf.
    When I was child, mum would send me to buy bread 9we do not have sliced bread in Macedonia), and most times than not I will bring warm crusty bread with two ends missing!

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by oxymoron Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    here in Edinburgh it's the 'heel' of the loaf - but in Glasgow they call them the 'outsiders' (quite like that)

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by craic Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    the crust

    a slice has a crust but the crust is the end of the bread

    like outsiders

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by daarth Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    Speaking of bread PJ, in Amsterdam you have a funny way of serving soup! It's a hollowed out bread:
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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by oxymoron Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 2:59 AM

    Oxy has a penchant for 'snaffling' the outsiders before anyone else dets them. Nice and crisp/butter. mmmmmmm

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Martin_S. Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 4:20 AM

    Hi and Shalom:
    In the US we called them "heels" or "butts". The crust is that part of the bread that encompasses the entire soft center, so the slices as well as the ends have a crust.
    Here in Israel one term is "nishekoat", literally "kisses".
    My wife loves them. When we share bread she will often eat the "crusty" exterior while I eat the softer center.
    Martin

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by SORHUS Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    i call it skalk too ( same as iver) and skorpe for hard part around the slice of bread

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    David, you really missed the Krakow meeting. We had a great mushroom soup served in a bread cup with cap. Wonderful how the bread mixed with the soup.

    See: meetings.virtualtourist.com/...

    MENU:
    1. Soup: Forest mushroom soup served in bread.


    I saw a lot of crust that night!

    PJ

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by sirgaw Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    Never heard the ends of the loaf of bread called anything but 'the crusts' - and I love them when fresh, not so nice when stale except dunked into soup or toasted under the griller with cheese etc.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by katamorgana Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    koncek - means a little end, or kropec - cannot translate.
    I love it too :-)

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Belsaita Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    'crostó' in Catalan
    'cuscurro' in Spanish
    I love them when it's good crusty farmer's bread!

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Nathalie_B Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    He he Martin, sorry to correct, but tons of Israelis make the same mistake. In Hebrew it is called "Leshika", but many call it "Neshika" instead :)

    Nat

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by Zvrlj Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    In Serbian: krajka.

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by KristaB Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Slovenian: krajček (kraichek), krajec (krajets)

    Croatian: okrajak, krajac (krajats)

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    Re: How do you call that end of a loaf of bread?

    by leics Online Now Jun 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    In the UK, we say that if you don't eat your crusts your hair will never be curly.

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