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Posted to Thread #21199 at 4:37 pm on Dec 15, 2011
This is a little different Lebkuchen, in that
it is made in a big cake and then cut into
little cakes. The big cake is scored into
little cakes, decorated, and then glazed
before it is baked, which makes it easy to
cut into the little cakes. Wrap the cakes
individually in plastic wrap and tie in
ribbon for a tasty treat to tuck into holiday
gift baskets. My friends talk about this
recipe all during the year in anticipation of
getting it in their goodie basket.
(For about 48 cakes)
1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
5 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
4 1/2 cups ground blanched almonds
1 tbl. cinnamon
1 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. each of cloves, powdered anise,
nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup diced candied lemon peel
1/2 cup diced candied orange peel
3 tbl. evaportated milk
2/3 cup blanched almonds
1/2 cup candied pineapple chunks, cut into
2 to 3 slices.
2/3 cup candied cherries, halved.
Bring the honey to the boil with the oil and
sugar, stirring, and allow to cool again.
Sift the flour with the baking powder and
combine with the almonds, all the spices, the
eggs, and peels.
Add the honey-oil mix to the flour mix and
knead thoroughly. If the dough is too soft,
add more flour.
Let the dough rest in the fridge for 2 days,
covered tightly with plastic wrap. Grease
and flour a 13 X 17-inch baking pan. Preheat
the oven to 350F.
Dusting your hands with flour, press the
dough into the baking pan and smooth the
surface; brush with evaporated milk.
With a long sharp knife, lightly score the
dough to mark off about 48 cakes. Decorate
each individual cake with almonds, pineapple,
and cherries. I usually place almond halves
at each corner of the scored cakes, pointing
toward the center. Then on each side, I
place a candied pineapple slice, then I place
half a candied cherry in the center. Each
cake is decorated the same, or you could let
your imagination go and do them anyway you
like. Brush the cake again with milk, being
careful not to disturb your decorations.
Bake the cakes on the center shelf for 35-45
minutes. Let the cake cool slightly, remove
from the pan and cut out the individual cakes
as previously marked. Cool. Seal the cakes
in air-tight containers and store for 4-6
weeks before eating. If they should dry out,
place a couple slices of apple in the
container with the cakes and seal again.
Other messages in this thread:
- 21199. Does anyone have a link to the old Cookie Forum at Gail's? - Richard in Cincy - 3:12pm on 12/15/11 (26)
- Here you go, Richard. - ErininNY - 3:58pm on 12/15/11
- Argh! Of course I forgot to link those. :( More espresso. - ErininNY - 3:59pm on 12/15/11
- Erin, thanks, but I'm just getting "the way back machine" page with the link and constant reloading [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 4:33pm on 12/15/11
- Sorry--it was loading fine for me. Hope this helps for copy and paste purposes! [NT] - ErininNY - 4:41pm on 12/15/11
- It loaded for me but took a looong time. So happy to see all those - thanks! [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 7:55pm on 12/15/11
- You're welcome! :) [NT] - ErininNY - 12:42am on 12/17/11
- Chocolate Pfeffernusse (text) - ErininNY - 4:36pm on 12/15/11
- Viennese Kipferl (Crescents) (text) - ErininNY - 4:37pm on 12/15/11
- Lebkuchen (text) - ErininNY - 4:37pm on 12/15/11
- Vanilla Kipferl (Crescents) (text) - ErininNY - 4:38pm on 12/15/11
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie. (Just for the heck of it, since it was in with the others.) ;) - ErininNY - 4:40pm on 12/15/11
- Erin, I can get to the link and see the forums with the search option, but the search fails. - MarilynFL - 5:04pm on 12/15/11
- Marilyn, the search didn't work for me, either. - ErininNY - 6:01pm on 12/15/11
- in our T& T, Sandi copied most of the post [NT] [LINK] - AngAk1 - 7:15pm on 12/15/11
- The Zimtsterne are in there, but I didn't see the others... [NT] - ErininNY - 7:21pm on 12/15/11
- Zimtsterne (text) - ErininNY - 2:16am on 12/16/11
- One of the posts implied there was a great Cranberry & Lemon Cookie at 197.7, but I go to that post - wigs - 6:04pm on 12/16/11
- Wigs, maybe this is it--the provenance is Gail's Swap. [LINK] - ErininNY - 9:40pm on 12/16/11
- Thanks Erin!!! [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 5:19pm on 12/15/11
- Bitteschön! [NT] - ErininNY - 6:44pm on 12/15/11
- another great cookie thread is posted in T&T great threads [NT] [LINK] - AngAk1 - 7:22pm on 12/15/11
- If you know the names you can do a g**gle search for them... - MariaDNoCA - 7:41pm on 12/15/11
- I clicked on "impatient" and that brings up the cookie recipes quickly by the numbers. So you have - elaine - 4:36am on 12/16/11
- I bumped up that old thread over on EPI. [NT] [LINK] - AngAk1 - 7:00pm on 12/16/11