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German Christmas Lebkuchen/gingerbread
I decided to make these for me and my family :D I forgot to take pics but they turned out pretty darn similar lol. Hope its an alright how-to. All comments welcome :) Thx!

P.S The 10min is for fan assisted ovens and is only the baking time. Preparation is15min and cooling 30min-1hour. Have fun!

Posted by Ani W. from Germany, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Ani W.'s 17 projects »
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  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tip the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 2
    Step 2

    Heat the honey and butter in a pan over a low heat until the butter melts.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then pour into the flour mixture along with the lemon zest.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix well until the dough is combined and fairly solid. Cover and leave to cool.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 5
    Step 5

    Heat oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using your hands, roll dough into about 30 balls, each 3cm wide, then flatten each one slightly into a disk. (kinda like this pic but your dough should be a different colour.)

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bake for 10mins, then cool on a wire rack. No, not that cat, the dough!!! lol sorry couldn't resist :D

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 8
    Step 8

    Divide the biscuits between two baking trays lined with baking parchment, leaving room for them to expand. (Same as above: your should be a different colour than in pic.)

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 9
    Step 9

    To ice the biscuits, mix together the icing sugar, egg white and 1-2 tbsp water to form a smooth, runny icing.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 10
    Step 10

    Dip the top of each biscuit in the icing and spread with the back of a knife.

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 11
    Step 11

    Alternatively you can melt some chocolate and cover the top of them in chocolate instead. Both taste equally nice:D

  • How to bake lebkuchen. German Christmas Lebkuchen - Step 12
    Step 12

    Hope that was easy to follow and that you now have the finished Lebkuchen. The best bit is they even smell really chrissmassy!

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Tpmike
Tpmike
This looks so yummyHappy
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tiffany h.
tiffany h. · Orangeville, Ontario, CA · 2 projects
i always joke about baking my kitty too...and having kitty kabobs when im playing around with him
lol
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Ani W.
Ani W. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 18 projects
hehe thanks Happy Happy (and they taste amazing Tongue)
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Nattie Gurl
Nattie Gurl · 58 projects
Sounds so YUMMY! (The cookies, not the cat...lol)
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Jelly Jam
Jelly Jam · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 21 projects
i love lebkuchen! lebcat is good too..
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Hannah B.
Hannah B. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
OMG YES! I'm half German so we always have these around Christmas time! Except we buy them. Tongue But now I can make them. Thanks so much!
And yum, cat cookies. ;)
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Kepi
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
LOL...poor kitty!
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Katherine
Katherine · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 2 projects
haha I find the cat in the oven very funny! Happy
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
The cat in oven is a riot. We used to have a cat, much to our dismay, that loved to sleep on the top of the stove.

These sound delicious! I am definitely going to try this sometime.

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ghost g.
ghost g.
cat in the oven teeeheeehee!
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