My Favourite Gingerbread (Lebkuchen)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

This is a very easy dough to work with and really great to make shapes or even a house. I made a house with a very basic plan that I scribbled on some paper and it was terrific! From Good Taste magazine December 2007. Similar to Lebkuchen.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place butter, sugar and treacle in a small saucepan over low heat, stir until the butter melts and sugar dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
  2. Combine butter mixture and eggs in a large bowl. Sift combined remaining ingredients over the butter mixture.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Shape into a disc and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to rest.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, roll out dough to required thickness (eg 5mm thick) and make required shapes. Place shapes onto nonstick baking paper and bake for 5 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Let sit on trays for another 5 minutes before removing onto a wire rack to cool.
  6. Decorate as desired.
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Enjoyed making this (recollections of youth!) ~ It was more like playtime than work! I used dark molasses in place of the treacle (a no-brainer there!) & everything came together nicely for the making of gingerbread stars & moons! Thanks for sharing your tasty gingerbread! [Made & reviewed for one of my teammates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #15]