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Lebkuchen: Swiss Gingerbread

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Serves 12

Ingredients:

3 cups bread flour

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground clove

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground fennel

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon ground anise

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided

2 eggs

1/2 cup whole milk

1/4 cup water

Method of Preparation:

1. Combine flours, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

2. In a saucepan, heat honey, and molasses until simmering,. Remove, then allow to cool completely.

3. Whip together sugar and eggs until white, about 4 minutes.

4. Add milk, water, and cooled honey mixture. Gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix only until combined.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

6. Roll out dough until ¼ inch thick. Cut into desired shape.

7. Brush with whole milk before baking in a 350 degrees F preheated oven for 15 minutes.

8. Cool and garnish as desired.

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