With us, like in Nuremberg, Elisen Lebkuchen are part of every Advent season. I grew up with Nuremberg Elisen Lebkuchen. My mum used to prepare it with us children year after year. I can still remember being able to help cut the wafers in half with a knife. How proud I was of that! I still like to think back to this day when I bake Elisen Lebkuchen myself during the Advent season. I still use my mom's Elisen Lebkuchen recipe to this day. But it happens again and again that I can't wait until I have time to bake my own. Then I like to order gingerbread from Nuremberg. However, I value quality. The original gingerbread from Nuremberg, which you can also order here, tastes best.
Elisen Lebkuchen from Nuremberg for sale
Since we don't go to the Christmas market in Nuremberg every year, we like to order original gingerbread from Nuremberg online. However, these are not only suitable for a cozy coffee break at home. We often give them away to friends and business partners. They are always happy. Here is a selection of good gingerbread from traditional Nuremberg manufactories and gingerbread factories:
Elisen gingerbread recipe
At some point, usually around the Advent season, I get the urge to bake my own. On the one hand, this brings back childhood memories. However, we also like it when the kitchen smells of freshly baked goods. Then the Advent mood slowly sets in, and we look forward to our coffee breaks with home-baked ones every day cookie. Elisen gingerbread is definitely one of them. So I'm happy to share my mom's Elisen Lebkuchen recipe with you.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 70 grams butter
- 150 grams of sugar
- Two eggs
- a teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- a teaspoon of cocoa
- 100 grams of lemon peel
- 100 grams of orange peel
- 200 grams of nuts
- 100 grams of raisins
- 125 ml of milk
- 250 grams of flour
- a packet of baking powder
- Gingerbread wafers on which you spread the dough.
What you need for the glaze:
- a teaspoon of cornstarch
- 200 grams of powdered sugar
- an egg white
- lemon juice
How to prepare the Elisen Lebkuchen recipe:
Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs.
Then add the spices, candied lemon peel, orange peel, ground nuts, raisins and milk.
Then stir in the flour and baking powder.
Cutting edge gingerbread wafers* in half by carefully separating the wafer slices with the knife.
Spread the batter onto the wafer halves. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then bake the gingerbread at 180° C for about 20 minutes until they turn slightly brown on top.
Remove the gingerbread from the baking sheet and brush immediately with the glaze.
My tip: If you want the gingerbread to be juicier, you can add 5 to 6 finely chopped figs to the dough.
This is how you make the glaze for the Elisen Lebkuchen recipe:
Sieve the powdered sugar so that it doesn't form lumps.
Then mix it with egg white, lemon juice and cornstarch.
If the mass is too firm, you can also add some water.
In any case, we wish you a good appetite and cozy coffee breaks during the Advent season.
Do you also know:
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- Easter fountain in Franconia: The largest is in Bieberbach
Source for Elisen Lebkuchen recipe: own research on site.
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