Lebkuchen

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Melt-in-the-mouth!

I’ve seen loads of positive opinions about these gingerbreads… therefore, I decided to make them too :)
At first, I was sure I failed. They were way too hard. Little stones, so to speak :) But then, two days passed and, miracle! Soft and yummy :)

You know, it’s quite late here now… I’m writing this recipe listening to our local radio. My room is so little and it’s all filled with light coming from my little Christmas tree… Little room, little Christmas tree. Really cosy :) Hot tea on my one side and… Lebkuchen on the other :) Peaceful.
I cannot stand frosting on cookies. I cannot imagine Lebkuchen without frosting. Illogical one may say… Christmas, I say :)

I may be saying that Christmas is not my favourite time of the year but then, here comes an evening like today and… I’m left with no words… With all this laziness, freezing temperatures, even with this frosting… it’s good :) It is good.

Ingredients (gives around 30 cookies)

  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 85g grounded almonds
  • 3 tsp gingerbread spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 200ml honey
  • 85g butter
  • 1/2 cup candied orange and lemon peel

Line the form with bakery paper.

Chop the peels.

Combine dry ingredients.

Heat up butter with honey.
Once the butter melts, take off the heat.
Cool a bit.

Combine the mass with dry ingredients, add candied peels and stir it all thoroughly.

Leave aside for cooling.

Once it’s cold, form little balls, place them on the bakery paper and flatten a bit.

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Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.

After baking, leave for a moment in the form and then chill the cookies on the oven shelf :)

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Frost the cookies :)

Frosting:

  • 2 cup caster sugar
  • 3-4 Tbs boiling water

Pour the sugar with boiling water and stir it thoroughly until smooth.

Smacznego!

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Taken from Moje Wypieki.

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