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|Richard in Cincy||
Nürnberger Elisenlebkuchen for Eva
Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posted to Thread #4809 at 11:04 pm on Dec 4, 2006
I will post my recipes under this heading. But first my notes:
The Nürnberg Elisen is very different than the rolled spicy gingerbread type Lebkuchen that is cut out into shapes (hearts for Oktoberfest, witch's houses---gingerbread houses--- for Christmas [Germans...go figure], etc.). The Elisen version contains no honey, little or no flour, "flour" is mostly ground nuts, and it's held together with beaten eggs, mounded onto oblaten (potato/rice/wheat flour wafers), dried over night, then baked.
However, the commerically prepared version you have deviates from the classic recipes in that it does contain flour and a little bit of honey as well as a thick apple sauce/puree and persipan, which is a peculiar German ingredient that we cannot get here in the US, maybe you can in Norway. It's basically a marzipan made with peach pits and sugar.
And lastly, classic Elisen is made with hazelnuts, but the commerical cookies are made with a mixture of hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts.
While they're not truly "authentic" they are amazingly good and I much prefer them over the ancient Elisen recipes (I actually saw the oldest known written recipe in a museum in Nürnberg--it's from around 1400's if I remember correctly) that do not include flour and honey.
That said, I'll post the German "pure" originals then my adaptations and variations in search of a homebaked product that approximates the commercial Elisen that one buys in Germany at the Christkindlemarkt this time of year.
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- Thank you so much Richard!!! Guess what my better half also brought home - EvaN - 11:09am on 12/05/06
- Great! Maybe - Richard in Cincy - 3:21pm on 12/05/06
- More on Lebkuchen - The Lebkuchen Story - EvaN - 4:27pm on 12/05/06
- Eva, thanks for the history... - Richard in Cincy - 6:15pm on 12/05/06
- I have read it but I haven't made the connection betwen Lemlas and - EvaN - 6:47pm on 12/05/06
- Ok, I'm now on a mission to find Oblatten. I think the German sausage shop may have some. I hope. [NT] - AngAk - 7:10pm on 12/05/06
- Look no further. You can order them online here [LINK] - EvaN - 8:03pm on 12/05/06
- Küchle is the brand I use. Very good quality. [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 8:16pm on 12/05/06
- I think so too... - Richard in Cincy - 8:19pm on 12/05/06