Simple Way to Prepare Homemade Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread)

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The ingredients needed to prepare Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread):

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

Steps to make Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread):

  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… ;).

Lebkuchen is a German cookie especially popular during the autumn and winter, for "Oktoberfest" Gingerbread is still hand shaped and decorated in many bakeries, following the "one pot one bowl". Lebkuchen (German pronunciation: [ˈleːpˌku:xn] (listen)), Honigkuchen or Pfefferkuchen, is a honey-sweetened German cake molded cookie or bar cookie that has become part of Germany's Christmas traditions. The etymology of Leb- in the term Lebkuchen is uncertain. Having grown up in Germany it's the Christmas season when I get the most homesick. The snowy landscapes, the decorations, the Christmas markets, and all the delicious.

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