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

Berner Haselnusslebkuchen

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

Christmas market

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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).


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.

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.


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.


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Berner Honiglebkuchen

Berner Honiglebkuchen are Lebkuchen traditionally made in Berne, Switzerland.

Franconian cuisine

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There are several franconian food items, which are also famous beyond the borders of Franconia, such as Nürnberger Lebkuchen, Bratwurst or the wines of Franconia.


It is similar to a florentine but much thicker, or a little like a lebkuchen.

Christmas dinner

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Fried carp, Sachertorte, and Christmas biscuits (Lebkuchen and Weihnachtssterne) are eaten, as are many other chocolate delicacies including edible Christmas ornaments.

Christmas cookie

By the 16th century Christmas biscuits had become popular across Europe, with Lebkuchen being favoured in Germany and pepparkakor in Sweden, while in Norway krumkake were popular.

Family cookbooks

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Some older recipes may give clues as to the ethnic origins of the people who cooked it, like lebkuchen with its German origins or sweet potato pie and its southern United States roots.

Cookie decorating

The artistic element of cookie making also can be traced back to Medieval Germany where Lebkuchen was crafted into fancy shapes and decorated with sugar.


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Around Christmas, they can be made of soft gingerbread (Lebkuchen) with chocolate coating.

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Gingerbread house

Lebkuchen bakers are recorded as early as 1296 in Ulm and 1395 in Nuremberg, Germany.