Is Lebküchen the Same as Gingerbread?

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Potato, Po-tah-to. Tomato, To-mah-to. Gingerbread… Lebküchen? On their surface, gingerbread and Lebküchen – a centuries-old German spice treat – may seem identical. However, like siblings, eyebrows, and the colors Eggshell and Ecru, they are quite different beneath the surface.

Willkommen, Lebküchen!

Before you welcome the decadent, spicy-sweet blend of Lebküchen into your home, you might be wondering, “Do I really need this if I already have a gingerbread spice blend?”

The short answer? Yes.

The long answer? Yeeeeeeeees.

Though similar to its German cousin, gingerbread relies heavily on molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves for a warm and inviting finish. Lebküchen, on the other hand, is darker, denser, and richer than gingerbread with its focus on honey, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cardamom, and ginger all amplified with a pinch of mace. If you like gingerbread but want to step up the flavor game, then Lebküchen is the way to go.

Lebküchen ist Lecker

Aside from lebküchen being delicious, it is also one of the most versatile spices you can enjoy this holiday season. From warm lebkuchen lattes and soft cookies to savory Lebküchen Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms and decadent Lebküchen Waffles, our RawSpiceBar Lebküchen Blend lets you explore a variety of delicious recipes that will leave your guests saying, “Das ist gut!”

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