Grandma's lebkuchen

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Traditional german Christmas Squares

Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time: 20mins

Serves: 48+


1 1/2pounds honey (apprx 2 cups)
300grams sugar
pinch salt
3 eggs
1 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp lemon flavouring
225grams mixed peel
1Kg flour
4 Tbsp baking powder
225grams almonds, chopped


Warm Honey & Sugar. Let cool. Add spices, flavouring & eggs. Add dry ingredients. Spread on a greased cookie sheet about 1 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 350F for 15 to 20mins. While baking, mix confectioner's sugar & lemon juice. Spread on warm squares while still in the pan. Cut into diamonds & let cool.


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