Venerdì, 07 Aprile 2017 12:41

Lect

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Do you have a problem with the pronunciation: LECT (»letst«)? It is difficult to pronounce, however, you get a reward: a colourful, tasty and with plenty of love made honey-bread heart!

Many times this delicious and picturesque cookie is simply called Gingerbread; however, Slovenian is a bit different. We can say, it belongs to the same family, but Slovenian is full of love and a great reward for our taste buds!

The tradition of making a long lasting biscuit is well known all around Europe. The origin of the cookie should be in Armenia, from where monks brought it to the area of today's Italy, France, in late mediaeval time to the northern countries like Germany, Belgium, Netherland, England, and Sweden as well. At last, cookies were presented, with a help of European migrants, to the area of today’s Americas.

Mostly they are called (from Latin zingiber via Old French gingebras) gingerbread, however there are some local expressions as well, like pain d'epices (French), peperkoek (Netherlands, Belgium) or Pfefferkuchen or Lebkuchen (German). Since German was until the end of the WWI an official language in most of today's Slovenia, we have this funny word: LECT.

Preparation of honey bread cookies- LECTARSTVO is an old and renowned traditional handicraft of Slovenia. Two of the oldest bakeries overall European continent are in Slovenia: Perger family in Slovenian Carinthia Town Slovenj Gradec making them since 1757 and Lectar in a picturesque Upper Carnelian Town Radovljica making them since 1766.

For tasty cookies, we need a simple honey dough (honey, flour, water and natural colours). The dough matures for a few days. Later it is shaped, baked and left to dry. The most important is colouring. Typical LECT is hand made only, coloured with natural colours. The heart should be red- the colour of love. They are decorated with a swirling outline, some small flowers, leaves and dots…If it was meant as a gift to the beloved one it should have a small mirror as well- to see, who is in someone’s heart for the rest of the life. Today, LECT is a great souvenir from Slovenia, a very joyful ornament for a Christmas tree or Easter Bush or a prominent protocol gift.

Mentioned workshops in Slovenia are still producing LECT. We would like to share the knowledge of this prominent tradition with you. Join us on a Half - day Tour or a Full day Tour (if you would like to combine it with a visit to Bled or even Bohinj Lake activities). On a private, custom made tour with one of our Guide/Drivers we will have enough time to do some »extra stops« and unusual discoveries.

+386 31 331 491

Read 5373 times

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Want to explore Ljubljana in a slightly different way?

Simply the perfect
way to spend a day
in Ljubljana!

"Discover" the traditional Slovenian hospitality and entertainment!

"Discover" ours and our closest neighbours National treasures!

Ljubljana, Slovenia

TDC Logo

For hotels, B&B’s, holiday homes, (short stay) apartments, property managers and expat services.

For hotels, B&B’s, holiday homes, (short stay) apartments, property managers and expat services.The Digital Concierge is your very own concierge app, free available for your visitors with iPhone or Android.Create your own app with your own personal recommendations and useful information. Easy for you, easyfor your guests. Already before guests arrive! Make their stay a unique experience.

Try it for free!

More information on our website: www.thedigitalconcierge.com

Testimonials

Pozdravljenai, Naši stanovalci so bili zelooo zadovoljni s spletnim vodenim ogledom v Celju z...
Špelca
Grazie mille , il gruppo è stato molto contento. Alla prossima
Michela
Vođenje je bilo super, putnici su bili jako zadovoljni Vama i nadam se da ćemo u budućnosti...
Brankica
Spoštovana gospa Mateja! Mozaik včerajšnjega dneva se še vedno sestavlja! Zahvaljujoč...
Marta
Mateja was an excellent guide! She is warm, knowledgeable, personable, and funny. She chose...
Acton

Utilizziamo i cookie sul nostro sito Web. Alcuni di essi sono essenziali per il funzionamento del sito, mentre altri ci aiutano a migliorare questo sito e l'esperienza dell'utente (cookie di tracciamento). Puoi decidere tu stesso se consentire o meno i cookie. Ti preghiamo di notare che se li rifiuti, potresti non essere in grado di utilizzare tutte le funzionalità del sito.