Honey. 500g, 1lb
Sugar. 125g, ¼lb
Butter. 60g, 2oz
Flour. 900g, 1lb 12oz
Mixed Spice. 1 tablespoon
Ground Cinnamon. 1 heaped teaspoon
Cardamom. 1 level teaspoon
Sodium Bicarbonate. 2 rounded teaspoons
Orange Juice. 8 tablespoons
Rind of one Lemon, grated.
1 Egg.

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Warm the honey, sugar, butter and orange juice together until the sugar is dissolved. Mix in the egg. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to a smooth dough. Roll out to a good 5 millimetre, ¼” thickness.

Paint with warmed honey and water mixture, then bake at 180°C, 350°F. for 20 minutes.

Cut into Christmas Tree shapes or use to construct a Lebkuchen-haus.

These biscuits swell up too! Leave a space equal to one third to one half of their diameter between each biscuit.


You have been warned!

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