Lebkuchen Macaroons

Lebkuchen Macaroons

Posted 2014-05-29 by Bastion Harrisonfollow


Lebkuchen stems from the German word 'Kuchen', meaning cake, and it is a traditional treat made in Germany during Christmas. It is a spiced biscuit, similar to gingerbread, and has a cake-like texture.

In this recipe I took the traditional flavours of Lebkuchen, and adapted it into a chewy meringue biscuit, a bit like a macaroon. Seeing how this is not the classic form, I see no problem with tradition, and eating it at times other than Christmas. Based on the brands I used, each biscuit is about 135 calories each.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 22 servings

Ingredients
300g dark chocolate
120g golden icing sugar
100g flaked almonds
30g mixed peel
30g glace cherries
2 eggs
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp mixed spice

Method



  • Blend the almonds, mixed peel, cherries, spices, and 30g chocolate in a food processor.



  • Separate the eggs, and whip the whites to soft peaks. Then whip in the icing sugar to create a thick creamy like texture.
  • Fold the meringue mixture into the spiced fruit and nuts.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 150 & #3872 ;C/ 130 & #3872 ;C fan/300 & #3872 ;F/2 Gas.



  • Place tablespoon size drops onto a baking tray, and bake in the oven.



  • Melt the remaining chocolate in a bowl over hot water.



  • Once the Lebkuchen has cooled, pour the chocolate over the top of each one, and spread it across the surface.



  • Allow the chocolate to set.

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    #lebkuchen
    #german
    #christmas
    #quick
    #easy
    #spice
    #cinnamon
    #ginger
    #chocolate
    #biscuit
    #meringue
    #macharoon

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