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Have you always wanted to bake the traditional Brixen Christmas delicacies at home? In the following weeks, we will share recipes with you that will bring a taste of Christmas in Brixen into your homes.

Our tip: The best thing to do is to first taste the traditional delicacies on your holiday in Brixen and then recreate your favourite dishes at home.

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Lebkuchen Biscuits

Directions:
Line the baking tray with baking paper.
Mix together flour, rye flour, almonds and baking soda. Warm the honey from South Tyrol and sugar slightly, then knead together with eggs, melted butter, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, rum, cinnamon, ground cloves and the flour mixture until you have a dough. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Knead the dough lightly and roll out to about 1 cm in thickness. Cut out biscuits however you like, and brush each with a little milk. Decorate with almonds or walnuts and bake in the preheated oven.
Baking temperature: 180 degrees Celsius, cooking time: about 6 minutes

Our tip:
Cover the Lebkuchen with an icing sugar glaze.
You can decorate the Lebkuchen with coloured icing, almonds, pistachios, coloured balls, etc. and use as Christmas tree decorations.

Preparation time: 00:45 h.
Persons: 6

Ingredients:
- 140 g flour
- 360 g rye flour
- 150 g almonds, grated
- 10 g baking soda
- 200 g honey
- 200 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 50 g butter, melted
- 10 g vanilla sugar
- 1 pinch grated lemon zest
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. rum
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- milk, enough to brush onto biscuits
- whole almonds or walnuts, for decorating

From the cookbook Dolci Dolomiti. Heinrich Gasteiger, Gerhard Wieser, Helmut Bachmann