Aunt Rhea’s Lebkuchen recipe and this recipe was handed down from her mother’s father. (So from the 1800’s)
A double guest blog today!
This evening I heard from two dear friends.we met at Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1975. (Both were Army midwives -now retired, one delivered my son Mark in 1976)
Baked by Linda in Massachusetts – used light brown sugar she had on hand and it came out fine
And this batch baked by Kristin in Florida whose husband says it tastes like his mother’s -baked in Germany
Thanks for sharing your photos with me and all my blog followers,
and here is a response to the to the Annual Lebkuchen Baking post of 2016
My lebkuchen recipe is really a lot different….has honey and a bit of baking soda and is rolled into rectangle cookies. Then the icing has lemon juice and grated lemon peel. I think I’ll try your recipe along with mine this year. Oh, mine has chopped blanched almonds along with the chopped fruit. Different part of Germany, probably. Mine is from Bamberg and Wurzburg area. Pat Kelly
For the Recipe click Aunt Rhea’s Lebkuchen Recipe. She’ll celebrate her birthday Monday.
I mailed it to Aunt Rhea’s son, my cousin Chris.
I hope it tastes familiar. Love.
Five years ago I received unexpected mail from quilter Colleen. Today I found it in my cloth napkin basket and pulled it out to set my hot lemonade and honey mug on top. Feeling festive! Added a couple of Nurnberger Lebkuchen. A hot drink helps when the temperature drops to single digits.
This recipe is from Aunt Rhea’s mother’s (Marie) father, Julius Rickel(, who died in 1933.) That’s all the info I have on the handwritten recipe. Not much more.
How to bake a Family Favorite recipe that hails from Germany. I copied it down from Aunt Rhea. Sunday before I left Ohio I dropped into the Kroger and bought what I needed
Aunt Rhea married my mother’s brother Robert.
She’s 98 years old today and celebrating, too.
I plan to call her up and ask if there’s anything else to know about this particular recipe.
Love to you.
Oh yes, prepare two 8 inch pans to bake. Fire up the over to 35o degrees
I used disposables and cut out some parchment paper
Baked between 25 and 30 minutes
A light glaze on top. The whole kitchen smella so good.