How To Make Authentic German Lebkuchen
A German lebkuchen is a traditional German honey-sweetened cookie similar to gingerbread. In this recipe, the lebkuchen is drizzled with dark chocolate.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the backoblaten on top, leaving a 1-inch space between them.
Combine the almond flour, sugar, eggs, ground hazelnuts, candied lemon and orange peel, ground cinnamon, vanilla sugar, and ground cloves, and mix into a firm dough.
Shape the mixture into balls.
Arrange the balls on the prepared wafers. Press gently to flatten into ½-inch high rounds.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until light brown in color.
Cool completely for about 30 minutes.
Place the chocolate on top of a double boiler over simmering water.
Stir frequently for about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted.
Cover the top of each lebkuchen with chocolate.
- Calories: 206.43kcal
- Fat: 12.83g
- Saturated Fat: 4.16g
- Trans Fat: 0.01g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3.28g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.50g
- Carbohydrates: 19.98g
- Fiber: 3.17g
- Sugar: 14.18g
- Protein: 4.26g
- Cholesterol: 19.63mg
- Sodium: 10.66mg
- Calcium: 28.76mg
- Potassium: 204.68mg
- Iron: 2.11mg
- Vitamin A: 9.00µg
- Vitamin C: 4.43mg
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