Lebkuchen

Serves: 8

Medium

30MIN

Method

  1. In a large bowl, pour the dry ingredients.
  2. Heat the honey and the butter in a pan over low heat.
  3. Pour the melted butter into the dry mixture and the lemon zest.
  4. Mix well and leave to cool.
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  6. Using your hands, roll dough into about 30 small balls, then flatten each one slightly into a disk.
  7. Divide the biscuits between the two baking trays.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and leave the biscuits cool.
  9. Prepare the icing: mix together the sugar, egg withe and ½ tablespoon water and stir until smooth.
  10. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe the icing onto biscuits to decorate.

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 70 butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200ml clear honey
  • 300ml cream, whipped
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 lemon, grated zest
  • For the icing:
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 100g pure icing sugar
  • ½ tablespoon water