A German speciality, particularly in Nuremburg, lebkuchen are cake–like biscuits made with honey and spices. The biscuits are similar to gingerbread and may be shaped in many ways or embossed with patterns. They are usually glazed with a clear or white icing, and may also be dipped in chocolate or may have pieces of citron or lemon in them. Lebkuchen are particularly associated with Christmas and their German name means ‘cake of life’.