Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

    55 minutes

    These are Jewish biscuits similar to biscotti which are called mandelbrot. The biscuits are twice baked, first in logs and then in slices. Stored in an airtight container they will keep for about two weeks.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 3 eggs
    • 3/4 cup (185g) vegetable oil
    • 1 cup (220g) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Beat together the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla essence until well blended. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture until well mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips and almonds. Form two logs, 9cm in diameter, and place onto the baking trays.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes then remove from the oven and cut into 2cm diagonal slices. Lay the slices on their sides on the baking tray and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Remove to cool on a wire rack.

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    delicious recipe! not too sweet and not too dry! i recommend a combination of coarse chopped and finely chopped almonds for a nice texture. Dough is sticky so i recommend wetting your hands a bit while shaping the logs. will definitely make again and again!  -  16 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent recipe. Easy to make and follow. The first time I made these I kept to the recipe. Now (a year later) I use 1 cup almond, 1/2 cup 73% bittersweet chocolate. The almonds get chopped in a Bullet so I get a mix of almond dust, and chunks that help reduce the stickiness. This has become a family favorite.  -  17 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good mandelbrot! I was glad that this recipe did not have a crumbly consistency, like many of the other mandelbrot and biscotti recipes I have tried. I will make this again, soon :-)  -  15 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)