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Why does my Lebkuchen taste minty?

Tom54321 | Dec 13, 202107:11 AM     12

I've been making a chocolate covered lebkuchen every Christmas for a couple of years now. And it always tastes slightly of peppermint. Not necessarily a bad thing but I’m confused as to why as this is definitely not an ingredient. Does anyone know why this might be?

Full list of ingredients:

750g Flour
125g Butter
250g Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp Cinnamon
375g Honey
100g Almond Sticks/slivers
1/2 Tsp Cardamon
Pinch of Salt
2-3 Tbsp Rum
5g Pottasche (potassium carbonate)
5g Hirschonsalz (ammonium carbonate/bakers’ ammonia)

For coating:
100g Almond sticks/slivers
200g Dark Chocolate
200g Milk Chocolate

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