Lebkuchen…

Email: Recommend a sweet recipe for family in winter season. (Poland)

Lebkuchen, similar to soft gingerbread is a traditional holiday treat. Originally invented by monks in Franconia, Germany in 1200’s. Typically made in the shape of a heart with delicate icing on top.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup mixed chopped candied fruits & peels
Lemon glaze:
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Dash of salt
Method:
  1. Stir dry ingredients
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg
  3. Add brown sugar, beat until fluffy
  4. Stir in honey, molasses
  5. Beat until well mixed
  6. Add dry ingredients to mixture, stirring well
  7. Stir in nuts, fruits. Chill overnight
  8. Roll chilled dough on a floured surface into 14-inch square
  9. Cut into 3 1/2 x 2-inch rectangles or use cookie cutters for desired shapes
  10. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet
  11. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes
  12. Let cool 2 minute, move to wire rack
  13. While Lebkuchen is baking, make lemon glaze
  14. Combine all ingredients, mix well
  15. Brush onto cookies while warm

Wonderful winter recipe…

 

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