Type Cracker or flatbread
Cookbook: Pletzel  Media: Pletzel
For the Jewish neighborhood in Paris, see Pletzl.

A Pletzel or pletzl (Yiddish פלעצל, German Plätzchen, cookie or cracker) is type of Jewish flatbread similar to focaccia. A type of pletzel smothered in onion and poppy seeds is known as the onion pletzl, onion board or onion flat in the US. It was a common treat sold in American Jewish bakeries until the end of the 20th century.[1][2]

See also


  1. Gil Marks. Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-39130-3, p. 470
  2. Jeffrey Hertzberg, Zoe Francois. Five Minute Bread: The revolutionary new baking method: no bread machine, no kneading! Random House, 2016. ISBN 9781446446683, p. 250
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