Lebkuchen: Swiss Gingerbread

Serves 12


3 cups bread flour

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground clove

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground fennel

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon ground anise

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided

2 eggs

1/2 cup whole milk

1/4 cup water

Method of Preparation:

1.Combine flours, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

2.In a saucepan, heat honey, and molasses until simmering,. Remove, then allow to cool completely.

3.Whip together sugar and eggs until white, about 4 minutes.

4.Add milk, water, and cooled honey mixture. Gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix only until combined.

5.Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

6.Roll out dough until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shape.

7.Brush with whole milk before baking in a 350 degrees F preheated oven for 15 minutes.

8.Cool and garnish as desired.