Lebkuchen

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Lebkuchen

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Ingredients

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250 g Plain Flour
85 g Ground Almonds
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
200 ml Honey
1 Lemon finely grated zest
85 g Butter
pinch Ground Cloves
pinch Nutmeg
pinch Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Baking Powder
100 g Icing Sugar
1 Egg Whites beaten

Traditional German Christmas Treat

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Ingredients

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I wonder if Vettel will feel like all his Christmases have come at once if he wins at Hockenheim this weekend?

We recommend sitting down with these biscuits and a nice cup of tea to watch. Lebkuchen are traditionally made at Christmas and are similar but not the same as our gingerbread biscuits, but what makes them really special is the lovely white icing. They look as the biscuits have been covered in snow.

The Lebkuchen biscuits are very easy to make and lots of fun as you have to roll the dough into 30 little balls. My 7 year old had a whale of time making them. The little ones also snaffled at least three each when I wasn’t looking!

Thank you BBC Good Food for the recipe.

 

 

Steps

1
Done

Tip the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Heat the honey and butter in a pan over a low heat until the butter melts, then pour into the flour mixture along with the lemon zest. Mix well until the dough is combined and fairly solid. Cover and leave to cool.

2
Done

Heat oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4. Using your hands, roll dough into about 30 balls, each 3cm wide, then flatten each one slightly into a disk. Divide the biscuits between two baking trays lined with baking parchment, leaving room for them to expand. Bake for 15 mins, then cool on a wire rack.

3
Done

To ice the biscuits, mix together the icing sugar, egg white and 1-2 tbsp water to form a smooth, runny icing. Dip the top of each biscuit in the icing and spread with the back of a knife. Leave to dry out in a warm

Zoe Negus

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