A German gingerbread cookie.
Gingerbread and honey cake have a long tradition in Germany, their history goes back to the middle ages. But the first recipes for “Magenbrot” did not appear in German cookbooks until the 1940s.
How to pronounce “Magenbrot”?
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German Fairground Gingerbread
“Magenbrot” literally translated “Stomach Bread” belongs to German fairgrounds like beer and roasted almonds.
“Magenbrot” contains many spices that support digestion. This stomach-friendly spice mixture probably owes its name to this gingerbread speciality.
How to make German Fairground Gingerbrea Magenbrot Video Tutorial
Authentic German Magenbrot Recipe
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup soft butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Knead all ingredients to a smooth dough.
- Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll into logs.
- Place 3 logs on each baking sheet.
- Bake 10 - 15 min.
- For the glaze mix powdered sugar and the lemon juice.
- Brush the glaze on the logs immediately after taking them out of the oven.
- Cut logs diagonally into 1-inch pieces and let them cool on the baking sheets.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
These fairground treats are also very popular at the German Christmas markets. Add them to your Christmas cookie plate and enjoy them with a cup of Glühwein (German mulled wine).