Lebkuchen Spice

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Many German Ginger Bread recipes call for Lebkuchengewürz, which can be bought premixed in stores all over Germany.This spice blend is a lot harder to find in the USA, so here is a recipe to blend it yourself.



  •  35 g    Cinnamon
  •    7 g    Cloves
  •    2 g    Allspice
  •    2 g    Nutmeg
  • 1-2 g    Coriander
  •    2 g    Cardamom
  •    3 g    Ginger
  •    1 g    Mace


All herbs and spices are ground or granulated!
Mix thoroughly and fill into an airtight container.
Use to taste.
Store in a cool, dark place.

There are many variations of this blend, like the 6 spice variety:

  •  1 tsp    Cinnamon
  •  1 tsp    Coriander
  •  1 tsp    Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp    Ginger
  • ¼ tsp    Allspice
  • ¼ tsp    Cloves

another blend adds dried orange peel, dried lemon peel and fennel to the basic blend.

So try different combinations until it fits your taste.

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