MostlyChocolate.com is proud to be the United States' largest provider of Schmidt Lebkuchen cookies, lebkuchen, stollen and more imported directly from Lebkuchen Schmidt in Nuremburg, Germany. The Lebkuchen Schmidt Festive Chest 2014, collectible tins, lebkuchen, stollen and cookies will be arriving in our warehouse late September 2014. Any questions or if you would like us to send you a catalog, email us at email@example.com or call us toll free at 1-877-602-9292. Click here to shop for Schmidt Lebkuchen.
As always, we are very excited about our 2014 Schmidt Lebkuchen Season! Schmidt continues to provide lovely gifts that embody the spirit of the original German Christmas.
MostlyChocolate.com offers many of the old favorites, 2014 Festive Chest, Historic Nuremberg Chest, Small Nuremberg Chest, and the Artist's (just to mention a few) with newly designed tins. We also carry new Schmidt products such as the Rocking Horse Chest!
Our printed catalogs will be mailed in early September. To download a copy of our Fall/Winter 2014 catalog, click here. If you are interested in joining our mailing list to receive a printed catalog, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to helping you this holiday season!
Lebkuchen Schmidt What are they?
Lebkuchen is a German tradition for the holidays. It is a traditional German biscuit baked for Christmas and resembling a soft gingerbread.
The treats are in packages of variously-flavored soft and crisp cookies that are gift-packaged in beautiful tin boxes with a variety of designs on them. Lebkuchen in English means gingerbread, but it's the gingerbread of the gods!
Lebkuchen range in taste from spicy to sweet and come in a variety of shapes with round being the most common. The ingredients usually include honey spices such as aniseed, coriander, cloves, ginger, cardamom, and allspice, nuts including almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts, or candied fruit.
The proportion or content of the type of nuts often determines the value. Lebkuchen dough is usually placed on a thin wafer base called Oblate. This was an idea of the monks, who used unleavened communion wafer ingredients to prevent the dough from sticking. Typically, they are glazed or covered with very dark chocolate, but some are left uncoated.
Lebkuchen Schmidt History
The style of the traditional Lebkuchen was invented by Medieval monks in Franconia, Germany in the 13th century. Lebkuchen bakers were recorded as early as 1296 in Ulm and since 1395 in Nuremberg.
Local history in Nuremberg relates that emperor Friedrich the Third held a convention there in 1487 and he invited the children of the city to a special event where he presented Lebkuchen bearing his printed portrait to almost four thousand children.
Traditionally, the cookies are usually quite large and may be four and a half inches in diameter if round, and larger if rectangular. Sometimes Lebkuchen is packaged in richly decorated tins, chests, and boxes which have become nostalgic collector items.
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