Friday, 14 November 2014

Em's Lebkuchen Recipe

I said I would ask, and I did. Here is Em's recipe for lebkuchen! I've just copied and pasted her recipe so I hope it makes sense to anyone who wants to give it a try. Ours are glazed with white icing or chocolate, I guess you could do whatever you fancied.

Lebkuchen with wafers

Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 Orange
300g of caster sugar
2 eggs
4 eggwhites
Mix until pale and creamy.

125g honey
100g candied lemon peel
100g candied orange peel
350g all purpose flour
250g ground almonds
200g chopped haselnuts
1/4tsp cloves (ground)
*15g Lebkuchenspice
40-50 wafers (Oblaten)

Mix the honey, lemon and orange zest into the eggmixture. Mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, almonds, spices, haselnuts, candied peels). Pour the dry mixture a bit at a time into the wet ingredients and combine until you have a sticky dough.
Preheat the oven to 150°C. Put 1 Tablespoon onto a wafer and distrubute it evenly, but it should be higher in the middle then on the edges. Bake them for about 20 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Put them aside and let them cool completely.

Coat the Lebkuchen with the desired glazing and let it dry.

200g chocolate coating/couverture
125g icing sugar+1 eggwhite beaten until fluffy and shiny

Lebkuchenspice: mix for 54g, you need only 15g for this recipe.
35g cinammon
9g cloves
2g allspice
1g nutmeg
2g coriander
2g cardamon
2g ginger
1g mace

Lebkuchen is better the longer it can stand and develop the flavours. Thats why they are traditionally made in early November. But you can eat them while there´s still warm and fresh, it´s also delicious


  1. hello,
    i love oblatenlebkuchen !!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    next week i will start with my christmas baking,like stollen,lebkuchen,etc.
    have a nice weekend,

    1. Yum, sounds fantastic! I'm not a baker, just an eater!

  2. Brilliant-thanks for finding the recipe that certainly looks like a lovely recipe to try out. Not sure where I would get the wafers from. In the Lebkuchens that you buy it seems to be a different sort of wafer than the sweet pink sort I'm familiar with. I will have to investigate that one.

    1. Hope you find something suitable. She did also make us some that were more like a big cookie, she said she would share the recipe for that too if anyone would like it.

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    1. I've never made them, only eaten them, but they are delicious!