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GERMAN "LEBKUCHEN"

(German) - (Pennsylvania Germans)







This is a recipe for good, old-fashioned "German Christmas cakes,"
from which Aunt Sarah's mother always baked. She used:
1 pound dark brown sugar.
3 whole eggs and yolks of 3 more.
1/4 pound citron finely shaved on a "slaw-cutter."
1/2 pound English walnut meats (chopped fine).
1 quart flour sifted with 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder.
Mix well together. Do not roll thin like ginger snaps, but about a
half inch thick. Cut out about size of a large coffee cup. Bake in a
moderate oven and when cold ice the cakes with the following icing:











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