Recipe by KBC123
"You'll love these crunchy biscotti-type cookies. Add almonds (mandeln) or maraschino cherries for variety. We gave these as teacher gifts last year and got lots of compliments!"
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I found this recipe very easy to follow and the mandel bread came out very well. One comment, I would definately reccomend using waxed paper under the bread , rather than greasing the pan, for convenience sake. I tweaked the recipe by changing 1 cup chocolate chips to 3/4 cup choc chips & 3/4 cup chopped pecans. It came out great! Thanks!
I had to over an extra cup of flour just to make it hold together. It ended up coming out ok, but not extremely flavourful
I decided to drop the chocolate chips and substitue lemon juice for the orange juice. i also grated a lemon rind. I used wax paper under the loaves, like previously recomended, and it pealed off easily. a very simple recipe, with very good results. I will make this one again! Thanks! by the way, Mandel=almond. I think it's funny that this recipe has no nuts in it whatsoever!
I used lemon juice, lemon zest and almonds. In place of 1 cup sugar, I used 1 cup of a natural sugar substitute. I used the the sweetner's conversion chart from sugar to sweetner. The Mandel bread was great and not one person who had some of it noticed the sugar switch!
My mother received a very similar recipe from a Jewish coworker. She makes it every year at Christmas and it is always a hit! I made a few alterations to this recipe to make it as close to my mother's as possible. I substituted the chocolate chips for chopped walnuts (although I did once use almonds instead of walnuts and it was equally as tasty) and sprinkled the top of the loaves with cinnamon and sugar mixture (the kind you buy at the store if you are in a hurry works well or you can mix 1/4 cup white sugar with 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon) before putting them in the oven the first time. I also used wax paper in lieu of the greased cookie sheet. Clean-up was a snap! My mother also suggested if you have a hard time getting it to hold, put the dough in the fridge for an hour.
i liked this! I changed the vanilla extract to almond, and had to chill the batter for over an hour before it was able to roll. Plus, I sprinkled sugar on them before the final bake. Yum!
I have made this many times now and everytime it turns out fantastically and my cousins really like it. If I were to change the recipe, I would put lemon juice in (in addition or instead of the orange juice) and I would put more chocolate chips into it. It cuts very well in between the two bakes and it is really easy to make.
As a new Shiksa wife I am new to Jewish baked goods. That in mind, my husband requested Mandel bread, his favorite childhood cookie. I found this recipe and gave it a shot. His preference is NO chocolate but rather the lemon juice, lemon zest, walnuts and candied fruit. I lined the cookie sheet with parchment paper and then just lifted the parchment paper with the rolls still on it to the rack to cool. very easy. I also read on another website that the rolls will spread and not to worry. The finished cookie should only be 1 1/2 inches tall. No extra flour was needed. PS. - oil your hands when you handle the dough.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Chunk Mandel Bread
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 173
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