300g highly refined in three varieties
Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen are sometimes hailed as the queen of German Christmas Biscuits.
Although Lebkuchen translates as gingerbread this is misleading. Because whilst the special spice blend used in Lebkuchen contains ground ginger, it is nowhere near as prominent in taste, as it is in a British gingerbread biscuit. Elisen-Lebkuchen are softer, contain nuts and are glazed with chocolate or icing. The consistency is cake-like and they are usually round and baked on top of a rice paper wafer (called Oblate, which is why they are also called “Oblatenlebkuchen” in Germany).