Kathy sent in a copy of Grandma’s Lebkuchen recipe. Now someone will have to do some baking and let us know how it turns out (be sure you take pictures).
I found the recipe I always used for my Lebkuchen. It is about the size you would want to make.
- 1 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup lard or butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter milk or sour? milk
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1/2 tablespoon? salt
- 5 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon cloves
- 1 tablespoon allspice
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 pound fruit currents, any preserve? or citon?
- 3/4 cup nuts
If this is weak molasses and doesn’t have much flavor, add some ???? molasses for flavor. You can make up the dough and let it set for a say or week and it will bake well. I sprinkle sugar and nuts over it when i roll it out and I like that better there. Some people use sugar icing after it is baked.
[after the recipe the letter continues:]
It’s very cold here. It’s 3pm and 6 below zero. Will be very low tonight. Otherwise the sun in shining and it’s beautiful out if you can stand it. Sending you all my love and best wishes and good health this new year. And good luck Loren with your cookies. [I can’t tell what the last sentence says]
Love you all,