May 13, 2014

LEBKUCHEN

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Allspice - 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Freeze dried coffee - 1 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1 (beaten)
Honey - 1/3 cup
Walnuts - 1 cup (chopped)
Mixed glace fruit - 1/2 cup
Orange peel - 1/4 tsp(grated)
Sourdough starter - 1/2 cup
Rum Glaze

Method:

  • Mix walnuts, fruit and orange peel.
  • combine flour, soda,salt, spices and coffee. Sprinkle over fruit and nut mixture.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg. Add honey and sourdough starter alternatively with flour and nut mixture. Mix well.
  • Spread on greased jelly roll pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 375 F for 15 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from oven. Frost with rum glaze.
  • Cool and cut into bars.


For Sourdough Starter:           
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Warm water - 1 cup
  
Method:

  • Using stone jar or crock, combine water and flour.
  • Place mixture in warm place for 3-4 days until bubbly and sour smelling. 
  • Refrigerate starter.


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