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Lebkuchengewürz (German gingerbread spice blend)


  • 1 teaspoon aniseeds or fennel seeds
  • a few cardamom pods
  • 6 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Add aniseeds and cardamom to a mortar and crush until a fine powder.
  • Add ground aniseeds and cardamom to a small jar, along with the remaining spices. Whisk until blended. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.