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Honey cakes "Lebkuchen"

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Honey cakes "Lebkuchen"

We have already felt the approach of Christmas, the shops there were mince pies, all the Christmas tinsel and Christmas tree decorated with bright toys. "one..." Well, what Christmas without "lebkuchen" - any of the Christmas cookies that are baked in every house in Germany and give to neighbors and friends. Our family is no exception, I also indulge in their favorite Christmas snacks. Bake a lot at once and of different types.


Cooking time75 minutes Number of servings32

Ingredients for Honey cakes "Lebkuchen"




Step-by-step instruction of cooking Honey cakes "Lebkuchen"


Step 1

Mix Honey, sugar, butter and cream in a single scoop.Mix Honey, sugar, butter and cream in a single scoop.


Step 2

And put in a water bath to completely dissolve the butter and sugar.And put in a water bath to completely dissolve the butter and sugar.


Step 3

The resulting mass mix cranberries andThe resulting mass mix cranberries and


Step 4

grind in a mixer.grind in a mixer.


Step 5

Knead from the sifted flour, baking powder, condiments for Lebkuchen (includes cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves, ginger, fennel, anise, pepper, cardamom), honey - cranberry mixture and brown sugar elastic dough. Leave the pastry for an hour in the fridge. In this time, prepare two more kinds of cookies, but about them later.Knead from the sifted flour, baking powder, condiments for Lebkuchen (includes cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves, ginger, fennel, anise, pepper, cardamom), honey - cranberry mixture and brown sugar elastic dough. Leave the pastry for an hour in the fridge. In this time, prepare two more kinds of cookies, but about them later.



Step 6

So, the dough has cooled down. Roll it to a thickness of 4 mm, but can be thicker. And cut molds figurines, I had hearts. 
Yes, the dough suggest to roll between the two films, as the dough is very sticky.So, the dough has cooled down. Roll it to a thickness of 4 mm, but can be thicker. And cut molds figurines, I had hearts.
Yes, the dough suggest to roll between the two films, as the dough is very sticky.


Step 7

Melt the chocolate in a water bath and dip to our gingerbread, spread on foil and wait until the chocolate hardens. 
To keep best in a tin box. 
Photo cookies somewhere smeared with chocolate, the handiwork of impatient households.)))Melt the chocolate in a water bath and dip to our gingerbread, spread on foil and wait until the chocolate hardens.
To keep best in a tin box.
Photo cookies somewhere smeared with chocolate, the handiwork of impatient households.)))