Lebkuchen from “Gluten-free Baking at Christmas”

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Lebkuchen recipe from “Gluten-free Baking at Christmas”

An article from the talented Samantha Stein with a recipe from her latest book, “Gluten-free Baking at Christmas”.

Growing up with a Danish mother, our Christmas treats had a distinctly Scandinavian and Germanic flavour. Lebkuchen is as German as they come, and something that I had enjoyed every year before being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

Although supermarkets in the UK have started to do some Christmas food, it’s usually only the traditional British treats: mince pies, Christmas cake and Christmas pudding. The beloved recipes of my childhood are nowhere to be seen, so I took it upon myself to convert them to gluten-free, and before I knew it I had nearly a whole book! After a couple of months eating far too much cake, I had finished that book, “Gluten-free Baking at Christmas” in which this recipe is featured.

This chewy, spicy type of biscuit develops a deeper flavour if the dough is allowed to rest in the fridge overnight. These are totally addictive! Read the rest of this entry »