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For me, winter and holidays have to smell like spices: delicate cinnamon, bitter ginger, and rough cloves. That’s why every year I must prepare gingerbread. And since I don’t like that much those thin ginger biscuits, I prefer a German version, the one I consider the most authentic gingerbread cookie called Lebkuchen.
When I was a kid, I had a nice lady living next to my house and since she had German origins, from time to time, she used to bring me and my bother traditional cookies. And these gingerbread cookies were my favorite. What I like the most about them is that they are not very sweet and you can easily taste all the spices.
Lebkuchen is a traditional German gingerbread cookie, a cookie invented back in the 13th century in Franconia (Germany) by the monks. The most popular kind of Lebkuchen is one of Nuremberg known as Nürnberger Lebkuchen. History says there are two main types of Lebkuchen cookies: Honigkuchen (honey cake) and Pfefferkuchen (pepper cake).
I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe!
baking soda 1/2 tsp.
baking powder 1 tsp.
cloves 5 pieces or 1/2 tsp.
cinnamon 1 tsp.
nutmeg 1/2 tsp.
ginger 1 tsp.
a pinch of salt
icing sugar 50g.
boiling water 2-3 tsp.
melted dark chocolate 50g.
1. Melt the butter and honey using a bain-marie.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients.
3. Once the butter and honey mix is melted, combine with the flour and spices mix.
4. Put the dough in the fridge and let to cool down.
5. Once ready, with the wet hands, form small balls and put them on a tin tray leaving enough space between them. You can also use a cookie cutter, but keep in mind that the dough thickness must be at least 1 cm. Otherwise, the cookies will get burnt easily.
6. Bake the gingerbread cookies in the preheated oven at 185°C for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
7. For the glaze, mix the icing sugar with the boiling water. You can add more or less water until you get the right consistency ( as in the video). For the chocolate cookies, melt the chocolate and cover one side of the cookie then let to rest.
Enjoy! And Happy Holidays!Gear:
Original of the video here