Lebkuchen

lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies)Pfefferkuchenholiday cookiesLebkuchenherzen
Lebkuchen, or Pfefferkuchen, is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread.wikipedia
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Gingerbread

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Lebkuchen, or Pfefferkuchen, is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread.
Gingerbread is often used to translate the French term pain d'épices (literally "spice bread") or the German terms Pfefferkuchen (lit.

Aachener Printen

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Aachener Printen
Aachener Printen are a type of Lebkuchen originating from the city of Aachen in Germany.

Franconia

FrankenFranconianDuchy of Franconia
Lebkuchen was invented by monks in Franconia, Germany in the 13th century.
Lebkuchen are a traditional type of biscuit, and Küchla is a sort of sweet fried dough.

Berner Haselnusslebkuchen

Berner Haselnusslebkuchen
Berner Haselnusslebkuchen are Lebkuchen – traditional Christmas cakes – from Berne, Switzerland.

Christmas market

Christmas MarketsWeihnachtsmarktAdvent Market
Lebkuchen is usually soft, but a harder type of Lebkuchen is used to produce Lebkuchenherzen ("Lebkuchen hearts"), usually inscribed with icing, which are available at many German regional fairs and Christmas fairs.
Popular attractions at the markets include the Nativity Scene (a crèche or crib), Zwetschgenmännle (figures made of decorated dried plums), Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers), Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread), Bratwurst, and for many visitors one of the highlights of the market: Glühwein, hot mulled wine (with or without a shot of brandy), or Eierpunsch (an egg-based warm alcoholic drink).

Ammonium carbonate

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Salt of Hartshorn and potash are often used for raising the dough.
Ammonium carbonate may be used as a leavening agent in traditional recipes, particularly those from northern Europe and Scandinavia (e.g. Speculoos, Tunnbröd or Lebkuchen).

List of chocolate-covered foods

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List of chocolate-covered foods
Lebkuchen – a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread. Some varieties are chocolate-covered.

Nuremberg

NürnbergNuremberg, GermanyCity of Nuremberg
Lebkuchen bakers were recorded as early as 1296 in Ulm, and 1395 in Nürnberg (Nuremberg).
Nuremberg for many people is still associated with its traditional gingerbread (Lebkuchen) products, sausages, and handmade toys.

Pfeffernüsse

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Pfeffernüsse
Lebkuchen

Licitar

Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia
Licitar
Lebkuchen

Christmas

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Lebkuchen, or Pfefferkuchen, is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread.

Etymology

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The etymology of Leb- in the term Lebkuchen is uncertain.

Honey

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Another likely possibility is that it comes from the old term Leb-Honig, the rather solid crystallized honey taken from the hive, that cannot be used for much beside baking.

Beehive

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Another likely possibility is that it comes from the old term Leb-Honig, the rather solid crystallized honey taken from the hive, that cannot be used for much beside baking.

Folk etymology

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Folk etymology often associates the name with Leben (life), Leib (body), or Leibspeise (favorite food).

Ancient Egypt

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The forerunner of today's Lebkuchen was called the "honey cake", and its history can be traced back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans.

Ancient Greece

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The forerunner of today's Lebkuchen was called the "honey cake", and its history can be traced back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans.

Ancient Rome

RomanRomansRome
The forerunner of today's Lebkuchen was called the "honey cake", and its history can be traced back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans.

Magic (supernatural)

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They believed that honey, the only sweetener widely available to them, was a gift of the deities and had magical and healing powers.

Ulm

Ulm, GermanyUlm-Donauthe Eselsberg district of Ulm
Lebkuchen bakers were recorded as early as 1296 in Ulm, and 1395 in Nürnberg (Nuremberg).

Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor

Frederick IIIEmperor Frederick IIIFrederick III of Habsburg
Local history in Nuremberg relates that emperor Friedrich III held a Reichstag there in 1487 and he invited the children of the city to a special event where he presented Lebkuchen bearing his printed portrait to almost four thousand children.

Imperial Diet (Holy Roman Empire)

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Local history in Nuremberg relates that emperor Friedrich III held a Reichstag there in 1487 and he invited the children of the city to a special event where he presented Lebkuchen bearing his printed portrait to almost four thousand children.

Printing

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Local history in Nuremberg relates that emperor Friedrich III held a Reichstag there in 1487 and he invited the children of the city to a special event where he presented Lebkuchen bearing his printed portrait to almost four thousand children.

Margrave

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It is uncertain whether Elise was the daughter of a gingerbread baker or the wife of a margrave.