Lebkuchen
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Serves: 30-40
 
makes about 30-40
Ingredients
  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 250g golden syrup (or a mixture of both golden syrup & treacle)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 350g plain flour
  • 60g cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Method
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan and line baking trays with paper
  2. place butter and golden syrup into a small saucepan and continuously stir over a low heat until smooth and melted. remove from heat and add the milk
  3. sift dry ingredients into a bowl and add butter mixture and mix until combined and mixture comes together
  4. roll out onto baking paper about 7-8mm thick
  5. cut out shapes and place onto prepared trays and bake for around 10-20 minutes depending on sizes, just until lightly browned, a 6cm shape may take up to 20 minutes
  6. cool slightly and place onto a wire rack to cool completely
  7. you can decorate by dipping in chocolate or piping chocolate or icing words onto them
Recipe by Small Kitchen Tales at http://smallkitchentales.com/lebkuchen/