Basel Leckerlein (Sweetmeats)
From an old cook book
These cookies are thought to have
come from Basel, Switzerland, and are a "lickerish"
The mace and cloves were not in the old recipe but can
The original instructions are as follows:
honey, add sugar and almonds, blend well, cover and set aside
for 8 days (perhaps to ferment?).
Then roll out, after adding
other ingredients, to a paste half a finger thick, place on
large pan lined with oiled paper and bake quickly in a hot oven.
While still warm, cut in strips about 2 fingers broad and 1
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The first major emigration of Germans to America resulted in the
founding of the Borough of Germantown in northwest Philadelphia
County, Pennsylvania in 1683-1685.