Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread Bars) Recipe

As is the case with gingerbread, lebkuchen is a traditional German baked good that is frequently associated with the holiday season. It is believed to have originated in Franconia, Germany, all the way back in the Middle Ages.

– 2 cups all-purpose flour – ½ cup almond meal – 1 teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon baking soda – 2 teaspoons ground ginger – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg – ½ teaspoon ground clove – ½ teaspoon salt


– ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup brown sugar – 1 large egg – ½ cup honey – ¼ cup milk – Zest of 1 orange – 1 cup powdered sugar – 1 tablespoon melted butter – 1 tablespoon dark rum


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan measuring 9 inches by 13 inches with parchment paper. 

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Ingredients such as flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt should be mixed together in a bowl using a whisk.

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Combine the butter and brown sugar in a separate large bowl and beat them together until they become fluffy. 

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After adding the egg, stir the mixture until it is completely incorporated. Incorporate the honey, milk, and orange zest into the mixture that contains the butter. 

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Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in a slow and steady manner until they are almost completely incorporated. 

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Evenly distribute the batter into the pan that has been prepared. Cook for twenty-five to twenty-five minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 

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Powdered sugar, melted butter, and dark rum should be mixed together using a whisk while the Lebkuchen is inside the oven. 

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 After the Lebkuchen has been allowed to cool in the pan for approximately ten minutes, the icing should be drizzled over the top and spread to form a layer that is smooth. 

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