What is Lebkuchen?!
What is Lebkuchen?
Lebkuchen (or Pfefferkuchen) is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread. Lebkuchen was invented by medieval monks in Franconia, Germany in the 13th century. Lebkuchen bakers were recorded as early as 1296 in Ulm, and 1395 in Nürnberg (Nuremberg). The latter being the most famous exporter today, of the product that is known as Nürnberger Lebkuchen (Nürnberg Lebkuchen)
The main ingredients for baking Lebkuchen are: Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Candied Orange and Lemon Peel, Honey, Flour, Sugar, Eggs and Marzipan.
Add to these some exotic spices from all around the world (cinnamon, cloves, anise, cardamom, coriander, ginger and mace) to make the Lebkuchen a special treat.
Who is "Schmidt"?!
Schmidt Lebkuchen in Nurnberg (or Nuremberg) Germany is famous for its premium quality Lebkuchen. They put Nurnberg on the map when it comes to this gingerbread delicacy! The Lebkuchen is made in state of the art bakeries and packaged in their signature white and red boxes and enjoyed by customers all over the world.
Check out this Video about the Schmidt bakeries - click here. (German language)
A sneak preview of the 2015 Festive Chest by Lebkuchen Schmidt. Orders may be placed at Gingerbread World starting late August 2015 and Lebkuchen will be shipped in mid-November when it arrives from Germany