December 12, 2011
Today it’s a naturally Dairy Free treat (note: has a MAY contain milk warning) that is so wonderful that I want one for each of the 12 days of Christmas plus a whole stocking full on the day! Baking Emporium’s Elisen-Lebkuchen, which I found in Rathmine’s The Hopsack are the special something. When it comes to Christmas the Germans have it covered and oh my, does this Elisen-Lebuchen ever prove the point (note: germans have been making Lebkuchen since the 13th century!)! It’s like a big soft gingerbread filled with finely chopped nuts but without the actual ‘ginger’. It has a light sweetness (despite the amount of sugar in the ingredients) which is a great change from the saturated overload of most christmas sweets and is a truly welcome subtle sweet after all of the free from mince pies that I have been taste testing for my soon to come mince pie spectacular.
Extra note: although there in marzipan in the ingredients I dont think that marzipan haters would object... but then, i’m not sure how their tastebuds work cause I’m a lover!
Ingredients: hazelnuts (22%), marzipan (sugar, almonds, invert sugar, water, humectant [E420, E1102], glucose syrup), sugar, candied orange peel (orange peel, glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, acidifier [E330]), almonds (9%), candied lemon peel (lemon peel, glucose-fructose syrup), sugar, acidifier [E330]), apricot jam (dried apricots, glucose syrup), glucose syrup, mix of egg-white, honey, Ledkuchen spices, baking agent, cocoa, couverture, wafers
Contains eggs, gluten, hazelnuts, almonds, soy
May contain traces of sesame, milk and products thereof)