Aachener Printen – a German Xmas treat
I absolutely love to eat Printen during the festive season. These rectangular chewy Lebkucken are just amazing! Traditionally, Printen come from the German town of Aachen and they used to be made with honey. I found lots of honey recipes, but it just felt a bit of a waste to pour a whole jar of precious honey into a gingerbread dough. So, I tried it with a more modern alternative: Zuckerrübensirup (sugar beet syrup), which is readily available in all shops in Luxembourg. They turned out absolutely perfect!
I never thought it would be so easy to make Printen, but it really is and they taste miles better than the store-bought version!
They do need a 4 hour rest in the fridge, so plan in an afternoon and make your own Aachener Printen at home this Christmas!
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