Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lebkuchen

I'm attempting to bake the German holiday cookie, lebkuchen, today. I became hooked on them when I had a sister living in Germany and she sent them to me at Christmastime. My mother-in-law is German, too. In our earlier years, when we lived closer, my young family would visit the in-laws at Christmas. She always had a huge, beautiful tin full of lebkuchen and pfeffernusse cookies and treats sent to her from relatives in Germany. Yum!

I can find lebkuchen at a store here called World Market during the holiday season, so I always buy a few packages. I did so this year, too, but my children have come to like the taste now too so the packages didn't last long.

So I found a recipe. I made the dough yesterday, and today I will bake my first lebkuchen. I'm so excited! I hope they turn out.

You can find the recipe I'm using here. If it turns out that I don't like the results, there are lots of other recipes out there to try.

6 comments:

aromatic said...

Sound delicious!!
Thinking of you...
Much Love, Jane and Basil xxx

ICQB said...

Hi Jane!

Wish I could share some!

Much love,
Linda and Strider

Anonymous said...

You should have had your daughter take pictures for you. She sounds like the best daughter in the entire world, and she deserves a whole butt-load of awesome presents for Christmas...Just sayin.

ICQB said...

Hi Anonymous!

Yes, she's my favorite daughter!

Ocean Girl said...

Hello IQCB, wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

ICQB said...

Hi Ocean Girl!

Welcome back from the Hajj! And thank you for your holiday wishes!