Mandel Bread

    55 minutes

    This is a recipe for a twice-baked Jewish bread also called Mandelbrodt. It is quite similar to biscotti, which is also twice baked, but is more substantial.

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    Serves: 72 

    • 4 eggs
    • 1 1/4 cups (270g) white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 3 1/2 cups (440g) plain flour
    • 1 cup toasted and chopped almonds
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Beat eggs and 1 cup sugar together in mixer until blended, add salt and 1/4 cup oil and mix again until blended. Combine 1/4 cup flour and almonds, tossing until coated.
    2. Add rest of flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with the remaining 3/4 cups oil, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in essences and almonds until well blended.
    3. Divide into eight portions and shape each into 20x8cm log shaped portions on lightly greased baking trays.
    4. Bake in a preheated 180 degrees C oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
    5. Cut each log diagonally into 1cm slices and place slices on their sides. Bake again for about five minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool. May be sprinkled with sugar before baking.

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    These are absolutely delicious...I followed the recipe closely with some minor modifications. The dough is sticky and they spread, so be careful when you place them on cookie sheet. I added extra almond extract (about 1/2 t) and toasted them (after cutting) longer than the recipe indicated. The flavor and texture was unbeatable. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.  -  08 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have made this recipe many times and it is excellent. Tastes very much like the ones my grandmother used to make.  -  28 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    THESE WERE SUPURB! U GOTTA TRY EM! :-)))))  -  16 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)