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Lebkuchen (Spice Bars)

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Category: German, Cookies, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 ts Allspice; Ground
  • 1/4 ts Cloves; Ground
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 1/4 c Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted
  • 1/2 ts Baking Powder
  • 1/2 c Almonds, Ground
  • 1 ts Lemon Rind; Grated
  • 2 Eggs; Large
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3/4 c Honey
  • 1/2 c Milk


1 c Confectioners' Sugar
1/2 ts Almond Extract
1 ts Rum
1 tb ;Water

Stir together the spices, salt flour, and baking powder. Stir in the
almonds and lemon rind. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and sugar until a
ribbon is formed when the beater is removed. Stir in the honey and milk.
Gradually stir in the flour mixture; beat until smooth. Spread the batter
in an 11 X 17-inch jelly roll pan that is well greased and floured.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cake is done. While
the cake is still warm, turn it out onto a wire rack. To make the almond
glaze, mix the confectioners' sugar, almond extract, rum, and 1 to 2 T of
water. Beat until glaze is smooth and of the right consistency. Add more
water to thin if neccessary. Spread the warm cake with the almond glaze.
Cut cake into 1 X 2 1/2-inch bars while still warm. Spice bars keep 6 to 8
weeks in a sealed container if not glazed. Makes 4 dozen bars.

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