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Elisen  Lebkuchen

The finest of Lebkuchen you can bake, as it is only prepared with almonds and hazelnuts. A very special Christmas treat.
Bake well in advance to improve it's flavor, as it will keep for many weeks. Rap in foil and keep in an airtight tin in a cool place.
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4 eggs
255g ( 9 oz )  caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 tablespoon of dark rum
140g ( 5 oz ) finely chopped orange and lemon peel
the grated rind of 1 lemon
200g ( 7 oz )  ground almonds
100g ( 3 1/2 oz ) ground hazelnuts
sheets of rice paper cut into circles ( 4 inch ) will do , if you cannot find the proper Oblaten rounds. 
whole almonds

  1. whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together until thick and creamy

  2. now add the rest of the ingredients and mix into a thick paste

  3. if it is to runny, add more ground hazelnuts

  4. spread  a heaped teaspoon of mixture on top of the rice paper, higher in the  center

  5. decorate some with whole almonds

  6. place on a non greased baking tray

  7. bake at 125 C for 30 minutes 

  8. leave to cool, decorate with almond glace or chocolate glace

Chocolate glace: 
200g ( 7 oz )  powder ( icing ) sugar, sifted 
30 g cocoa, sifted 
enough hot water to make thick runny mixture to brush on

Almond glace:
200 g ( 7 oz ) powder ( icing ) sugar, sifted
1 or 2  drops of almond extract
enough hot water to make a thick runny mixture to brush on

Watch how to make Elisen Lebkuchen on you tube

Schuhmann Lebkuchen
You can now buy Schuhmann Nürnberger, Lebkuchen, Gingerbread and Stollen..... in the USA

Lebkuchen-Schmidt in Europe

Bon Appétit

mix into a thick paste

spread  mixture onto rice paper