Beat the butter and
cream cheese together. Slowly beat in the flour and knead the dough
a minute or so. Put the dough in the fridge for at least one hour. Mix
50 gram sugar with the raisins, the cinnamon and the almond paste, for
filling. Roll out the dough and cut in triangles. Distribute the filling
over the triangles and roll the like croissants. Sprinkle with the remaining
sugar and bake them 16 minutes at 175 degrees
These are Jewish cookies
and are served at the festival of Chanukah. You need to work fast and
keep the dough cool, otherwise it is difficult. In
this is next to impossible, and even though I put the dough back in
the fridge twice, the result is not optimal, but still delicious.
Mix egg, sugar, honey,
flour, citrus peel and spices and knead well. Put the dough in the fridge
for 2 hours. Roll it out and cut squares or rectangles. Bake the cookies
15 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius.
Allow them to cool down. Mix the icing sugar with a little water into
icing and brush over the cookies. Decorate with a piece of peel.
celebrates "Schicksalstag"Â or Destiny Day. There are various dates
at the basis of this day, among others the dethronement of Empire
Wilhelm II in 1918. Click on culinary calendar for
Links between cooking and worldwide history.
The origin of the word
"leb" is not entirely clear; maybe it is "libum" (flat cook or
bread) or from the
German word for "life", because lebkuchen was given to mothers
after delivering their babies and to sick people in the Middle Ages.
The recipe resembles that for gingerbread