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Sunday, December 18, 2011
What a good activity for a rainy wintery Berlin day...We made the dough a few days ago, and it was chilling in the fridge, waiting to get rolled out. We found a recipe on a German site called "Omas Lebkuchen" (Grandma's Gingerbread) and decided that one must be good and traditional.
Ingredients: 500 g rye flour, 300 g spelt flour, 400 g sugar, 12 T honey, 4 eggs, 90 g butter, 2 t baking soda, 20 g Lebkuchen spice, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t ground cloves, peel of one lemon, 20 g unsweetened cocoa powder, 100 g candied orange peel (chopped), 60 g candied lemon peel, 100 g raisins, 140 g ground hazelnuts.