RECIPE: Lebkuchen Bars

roselin32October 22, 2003

A Christmas favorite in our home.

1 tsp cinnamon

l teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 c unsifted flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 c ground almonds

1 tsp grated lemon rind

2 eggs

3/4 c sugar

3/4 c honey

1/2 c milk

Almond Glaze

1 c confectioner's sugar

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 tsp rum

1-2T water

Sift together spices, salt, flour, and baking powder. Stir in the almonds and lemon rind. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and sugar until a ribbon forms when the beater is removed. Stir in the honey and milk. Gradually stir in the flour mixture and beat until smooth. Spread the batter in an 11x17" greased jelly roll pan. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for12-15 minutes until the cake is done. While still warm turn the cake out onto a rack. Mix the confectioner's sugar, almond extrac, rum and water. Beat until it is smooth and of a glaze consistency, adding more water if necessary. Spread on warm cake. Cut into bars while still warm.

Yields: 2-3 dozen.


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Oh, boy that will be perfect at Christmas. It shouldn't matter much leaving out the rum, would it? Even though the pan is greased, does it still turn out of the pan easily or do you think parchment might be a good idea?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2003 at 8:30PM
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No, it probably won't hurt to leave out the rum but here, my husband would prefer more than the 1 tsp.
I've never had any problem with turning them out of the pan but then mine are teflon coated. Have never used parchment but if you want to, sure - go for it.
We really enjoyed our time in Europe and I brought back recipes of all of our favorite foods.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2003 at 8:40PM
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every year of my life, my mother has baked Lebkuchen. She swears they should be made a few weeks ahead, as they are best when they are a bit "Stale".

She adds citron and dried cherries. I think I like nothing added or some chopped pecans the best.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2003 at 7:10PM
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I like the ground almonds in this recipe but don't see why you couldn't use pecans.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2003 at 10:35PM
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I cant' fit my jelly roll pans in my oven here. Can I put this recipe in two 9 x 13 pans instead, do you think?

    Bookmark   November 27, 2003 at 7:04AM
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Lisa, how about two 8 or 9" square pans. Two 9x13" ones might make them too thin.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2003 at 9:19AM
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I don't have any square pans, either. I'll come up with something. If I have to, I'll bake them in my mini muffin pans.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2003 at 10:21AM
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Hey Lisa...they sell disposable pans at the commissary-- i'll get you some & give them to you Sunday(if I see you). They're real cheap... so don't worry about the $.


    Bookmark   January 17, 2004 at 4:34AM
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I'm so glad to see this recipe posted. I lost mine in a move I guess. It came from my Aunt in Switzerland. It just made me sick to loose it.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2008 at 7:26PM
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