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a recipe by
Sharon Taniguchi
Auburn, WA

This is a recipe brought from Switzerland by my Grandmother and made by all her sisters as well. To me, it can't be Christmas without Grandmother's Lebkuchen so I usually bake it first. It gets better with age.

prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lebkuchen

  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 lg
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    candied citron, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    honey, warmed
  • 3 c

How To Make lebkuchen

  • 1
    Beat brown sugar & eggs for five minutes in bowl of electric mixer
  • 2
    Disolve soda in hot honey and add to brown sugar mix
  • 3
    Add spices to flour and add to brown sugar mix. Then fruit and nuts.
  • 4
    Mixture will be thick. Pour into jelly roll pan and bake in 325* oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
  • 5
    When cool, frost with a powdered sugar glaze.