Recipe: Perfect Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread)

Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread).

You can cook Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread) using 11 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread)

  1. You need 300 g of cane sugar.
  2. You need 5 of eggs, medium size.
  3. It’s 500 g of ground hazelnuts.
  4. You need 15 g of gingerbread spice mix.
  5. You need 0.5 tbsp of cinnamon.
  6. Prepare 25 g of candied orange peel.
  7. It’s 25 g of candied lemon peel.
  8. You need 0.5 tsp of lemon peel.
  9. Prepare 1 of knive point of hartshorn or potash.
  10. It’s of wafer paper, diameter 70 mm.
  11. It’s of dark couverture chocolate.

Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread) instructions

  1. Mix eggs and cane sugar until foamy. Chop candied orange and lemon peel. Since I am not a big fan of them I chop them rather finely so I do not bite on it in the Lebkuchen..
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients. First the spices, potash/hartshorn and lemon peel, mix throughly. Than the candied lemon and orange peel and the ground hazelnuts..
  3. Than add the candied lemon and orange peel and the ground hazelnuts and mix throughly..
  4. Spread with a knife on the wafer paper and put on a baking tray with baking parchment. Let sit in the oven overnight. The photo shows how they look the nex morning..
  5. The next morning: Take out the baking tray(s). Preheat the oven to 130 °C. Bake the cookies for 40 min. Let cool. (Photo: to the left the baked Lebkuchen, to the right how they look after a nights` lodging in the cold oven.).
  6. Glaze with dark couverture chocolate and decorate to taste with almonds or candied cherries. Enjoy! But only after the flavours had two weeks in the bisquit tin to mingle… ;).

Anya Gerry

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