Chocolate Lebkuchen

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep
35 mins
Cook
35 mins

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift the flour, cinnamon, cloves, seeds, baking soda and powder together and set aside.
  2. Bring sugar, honey and water to boil in saucepan over moderate heat.
  3. Stir the chocolate, walnuts, fruit, eggs, and orange juice into honey mixture until blended.
  4. Blend the flour mixture in gradually.
  5. Store dough in tightly covered dish, at room temperature, for 3 days, to ripen.
  6. Preheat oven to 325°F
  7. Spread dough in greased 15" x 10" X 1" pan and bake at 325 F for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Cool. Wrap in foil and store till ready to use. (This keeps very well for weeks and improves in flavor on storing).
  9. When ready to use, unwrap, and sust with confectioners' sugar. Cut in 3" x 1" bars.