Gluten-Free Lebkuchen Tin
Our signature Nuremberg-style lebkuchen is now available in a gluten free version! Our gluten-free lebkuchen tastes like our original lebkuchen, with a similar texture. You'll find our gluten-free variety to be slightly chewier, owing to the small amount of rice flour used in place of wheat flour. The edible wafer ("Backoblate") is also chewier.
We produce our gluten-free lebkuchen using equipment shared with wheat-containing foods. However, we take gluten-free production seriously and follow a protocol to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination. See FAQs tab below for more info.
Almonds (blanched almond flour, almonds), dark chocolate* (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor, milk), sugar, hazelnut flour, egg whites (egg whites, guar gum), gluten-free flour (rice flour, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, corn starch, xanthan gum), honey, citron peel, orange peel, glucose-fructose syrup, edible wafer (potato starch, corn flour, modified corn starch), spices, water, less than 1% of: corn starch, sea salt, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate, natural flavor(s). *Chocolate variety only. May contain milk due to manufacturer's shared production line with milk chocolate products.<br><br>CONTAINS: EGG, WHEAT, ALMOND, HAZELNUT, SOY, MILK (chocolate variety).
Are your gluten-free lebkuchen certified gluten-free?
No, we produce them in the same facility and on shared equipment with our regular lebkuchen which contains wheat.
However, we take gluten-free production seriously and follow a protocol to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination. This includes baking gluten-free lebkuchen on dedicated production days (i.e., never on the same day with regular lebkuchen); cleaning and sanitizing all equipment and wares prior to use; and testing samples from the day to check that they contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.
Why isn't the gluten-free lebkuchen always available?
As mentioned above, we produce gluten-free lebkuchen on dedicated production days. As the demand is still relatively low, it only makes sense for us to offer it when we have a sufficient number of pre-orders to justify allocating a full production day.
Will you bake gluten-free lebkuchen closer to the holidays?
Unfortunately, there is not currently enough demand for the gluten-free lebkuchen to justify allocating a full production day during our peak season. Therefore, we've only been able to offer it in our shoulder season, usually in October when our season opens, and in January after the holiday rush.
Spreading the word about our gluten-free lebkuchen will certainly help us get closer to being able to offer it more regularly. Thanks for any support!
Can I choose a deferred ship date for gluten-free lebkuchen?
We advise against selecting a deferred ship date for gluten-free lebkuchen, as we always prefer to get our product to customers as soon as it's baked. However, it does have a shelf life of several months, so it will be fine to eat. But it does lose some moisture over time. As long as this is understood, you can choose a deferred ship date -- please just confirm your understanding in the Order Notes at checkout.
Can you freeze the lebkuchen?
In our experience,Oblaten Lebkuchensuch as Nuremberg lebkuchen freeze well. For best results, carefully wrap each lebkuchen individually in plastic food wrap and place in an airtight container in the freezer.
If possible, thaw lebkuchen in the refrigerator before bringing to room temperature. Defrosting the lebkuchen slowly helps preserve the texture. For chocolate-covered lebkuchen in particular, this phased defrosting also prevents drastic changes in temperature that may affect the chocolate’s appearance and texture
Always love the cute tin designs and the lebkuchen are always fresh and tasty. Would love some gluten-free minis but I will savor the regular size ones and try to control myself better ;)
Wow is the only word I can use, These are the most wonderful, tasty, pillows of heaven.
The cookies were wonderfull, and the tin was so lovely that I planned to leave it out as part of the Christmas decorations. When I offered to wrap half the cookies for my guest, his face fell that he wasn’t offered the tin. So in the spirit of Christmas, I offered the tin. The lesson for next year: order more than one tin, and have double the cookies!
Next year, order these! They are incredibly delicious. So good I opted not to make my usual gingerbread cookies! Honestly, for yourself, for your GF friends and family members, Just put this in your calendar right now to order for next Christmas!
Nuremberg was one of our favorite stops in Germany during the holiday season. Being gluten free, I expected not to be able to enjoy a lot of the traditional holiday goodies, but when we landed on a gf lebkuchen stand, I knew it was kismet. 7 years later, I still think of those treats and have thought of recreating them myself. So, when I saw Leckerlee's website, I knew I had to order. I'm so glad I did. We got a bottle of gluhwein (mulled wine) and had a Lebkuchen, and it was such a special treat that reminded us of our special trip. Almost like being there again! Thank you, Leckerlee, for making that happen, especially for those of us who can't have gluten. I look forward to making it a tradition each year-- maybe when we decorate the tree!