Nürnberger Lebkuchen (Nuremberg biscuits)

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Nürnberger Lebkuchen

G.g.A. Nürnberger Lebkuchen are spiced baked biscuits with at least 50 parts sugar/ honey/ invert sugar/ and spices, oil, almonds, seeds, egg protein /milk protein products and fruit preparations to every 100 parts of cereal products. They may be iced, coated, decorated, filled, etc.

Geographical area

Inside the administrative boundaries of the city of Nuremberg in Germany

Evidence of origin

For centuries the quality features cited have been firmly associated with Nürnberg. Thanks to the expertise of Nürnberg manufacturers, the consumer associates particular quality with Lebkuchen coming from Nürnberg.

Production method

Stirring, beating and kneading pastes and doughs. Spreading, moulding, garnishing, decorating. Drying of the surface, baking, icing, glazing, filling, packaging.

Link

Nürnberg is traditionally a byword for Lebkuchen. In 1643 the Nürnberg Lebkuchen bakers formed their own guild. Legal rulings have confirmed the link.

Gastronomy

It is recommended to keep the G.g.A. Nürnberger Lebkuchen in a cool place, in order to maintain their fragrance and softness. These biscuits are best consumed plain. To fully enjoy them, it is best to serve with a cup of tea, coffee or mulled wine.

Reference: The European Commission