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German Gingerbread Spice (Lebkuchengewürz)

German Gingerbread Spice (Lebkuchengewürz)

Lebkuchengewürz (Gingerbread spice) is a German gingerbread spice blend made with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, cardamom, cloves and ginger. It’s flavorful, super easy and quick to make. Easy enough to be made by kids too and give it out as holiday gifts.

The gingerbread spice goes well with almost anything. From desserts, liquors, drinks to gravy. You can use it to make gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen), apple rolls (instead of using cinnamon), baked apples, rice pudding, spiced tea or the non-alcoholic version of Glühwein just to mention a few. But feel free to throw it in any dessert or drink of your choice to add that gingerbread flavor.

I know that it’s hardly to go wrong with this recipe. But it’s very important that you let the blend infuse for a few days for the flavors to meld together before using.

DIY German gingerbread spice blend

Prep Time: 5 min
Yield: 6 tablespoons (32 g/ ½ cup)

 

What you’ll need to make German gingerbread spice blend (Lebkuchengewürz)

  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground star anise
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

How to make Lebkuchengewürz recipe

All you have to do is combine all the ingredients very well and fill in small air-tight containers. Store in cool and dry place for up to one year.

  • Let the spice mix infuse for a few days for the flavors to meld together before using.

More gingerbread spice mix uses (just replace cinnamon with this spice mix)

German Gingerbread Spice (Lebkuchengewürz)

Lebkuchengewürz (Gingerbread spice) is a German gingerbread spice blend made with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, cardamom, cloves and ginger. It's flavorful, super easy and quick to make! Perfect for holidays!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: condiment, Spice blend, spice mix
Cuisine: European, German
Keyword: Christmas, DIY, german gingerbread spice, German gingerbread spice mix, holiday gifts, holiday season, lebkuchen spice mix, lebkuchengewürz recipe, Vegan
Servings: 6 tablespoons
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • 3 x small glass containers with Lids
  • spoon
  • Bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground star anise
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  • All you have to do is combine all the ingredients very well and fill in small air-tight containers. Let the gingerbread spice mix infuse for a few days for the flavors to meld together before using.Store in cool and dry place for up to one year.
  • One of my favorite ways to use gingerbread spice mix is this lebkuchen recipe.

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Toiny Nujoma

Saturday 27th of March 2021

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