Lebkuchen (Spice Bars)

Recipe by Shawnee TX
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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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