Lebkuchen Recipe

Lebkuchen Recipe

Similar to gingerbread but a little spicier, these traditional German biscuits make great gifts although you'll definitely want to keep a few for yourself. Get creative with the decorations, then package up in pretty boxes or bags.

Makes: About 30 biscuits

    • Makes30
    • CourseSnack
    • Prepare45 mins
    • Cook20 mins
    • Total time1 hr 5 mins
    • Pluscooling and chilling

    Ingredients

    • 90g unsalted butter
    • 50g clear honey
    • 125g black treacle
    • 30g dark brown muscovado sugar
    • 350g self-raising flour, plus a little extra
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp ground ginger
    • Good grating fresh nutmeg
    • ½ tsp ground allspice
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 200g icing sugar