Cardamom Spice Biscuits

    Cardamom Spice Biscuits


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    This is a very spicy German biscuit called Lebkuchen, great at Christmastime. It gets better with age so you can make it up to two weeks ahead.

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/3 (330ml) cups honey
    • 1/3 cup (60g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 cup candied mixed fruit
    • 1 tablespoon light sesame oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Spray bottom and sides of a 20x30cm glass pan with a non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a 2 cup glass measuring cup heat the honey and 1/3 cup sugar in a microwave for 1 minute. Pour this mixture into a medium mixing bowl.
    3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda. Add to the honey mixture. Stir well.
    4. Add and mix in by hand the candied fruit, oil and spices.
    5. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups more flour. Knead dough to mix (dough will be stiff). Spread into pan. Bake for 20 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    6. Cut into squares. May be frosted with sugar icing or eaten plain. Best if stored for 2 weeks.

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