Lebkuchen

Perhaps due to the frost of midwinter slowing down the typing fingers of cake clubbers, recipes have been oozing in at a gentle pace of late. However, a flurry of catching up is upon us, starting with Tom’s excellent Lebkuchen. This was a large cake, and although delicious, it even managed to defeat one of the best turn outs of the Cake Club so far. Tom’s report follows.

Ingredients
1.5 cups of Sugar
4 eggs
500g Honey
4 tsp baking powder
4 cups of flour
250g Ground Hazelnuts
250g Ground Almonds
100 Almonds (Silvered)
1 Lemon rind

Spice mix
4 tsp Cinnamon
4 tsp Cloves
3 tsp ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cardamom

Heat and mix, butter, sugar and honey in a large pot.
Add spice mix and lemon rind when warm, stir and allow to cool.
Add eggs first and then flour, while stirring (it takes a while so a mixer might help).
Add nuts and mix.
Spread mix into a relatively low baking dish (about 5cm high, it doesn’t rise much).
Bake for approx. 15 mins (this seems to vary – test with a knife).

Note. This makes a very big Cake and you could easily halve it if you didn’t have a whole Cake Club to feed!

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Published in: on July 4, 2010 at 21:27  Leave a Comment  

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