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Mandel Bread

friedymeister89's picture

Mandel Bread

I've been looking for a mandel bread (sometimes referred to as jewish biscotti) recipe similar to the recipes used in bakeries.


All the recipes I've seen are essentially for biscotti; bakeries make them infinitely richer, and the bread has a thicker consistency.


Does anyone have a recipe?


Thanks in advance. 

Marni's picture

I don't know if this is the type you are looking for but it is our longtime family favorite.  My Aunt made it for years and the family always requested it.  I'm not going to add detailed instructions, if you know the basic steps for mandel bread you should be fine.

Aunty Anne's Mandel Bread

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 C oil ( I use canola)

1t vanilla

1 C sugar

3 C flour

2t baking powder

sliced almonds (or our modern addition- chocolates chips.  I use a whole bag)

Beat eggs and oil, add vanilla and sugar.  Mix in dry ingredients.  The dough should be quite stiff.

Bake logs at 350 about 20-25 minutes before slicing.

This is one of those handed down recipes that should be made a few times make it your own.  I'm thrilled to pass it on and hope you enjoy it.


marlasmandels's picture

I cannot offer up a recipe - but I own a new, Chicago-based mandel bread company.  We ship across the country, and our mandel bread is delicious! (Although I am biased).