Grandma's Mandle Brodt (Biscotti)

Grandma's Mandle Brodt (biscotti) Recipe

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Phyllis R Pack


This is my Grandmother's recipe, brought with her from Eastern Europe in 1910.
8/07/15...I just learned from a second cousin of mine who's grandmother gave her the original recipe that before sprinkeling the loaves with cinnamon and sugar, to brush the loaves with beaten egg white, for 30+ years I couldn't understand why my sugar didn't stick on. Now I know, thank you Michelle for setting me straight and thanks to tante Minnie for passing her recipes on to her sister Lena
(my grandmother), who passed them on to her daughter my Aunt Martha, who gave it to me.


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  • 1 c
    crisco shortening
  • 1 c
  • 5
  • 4 c
    flour to thicken (appx)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    orange extract
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch
  • 1/2 c
    strawberry preserves thickened with some plain bread crumbs

How to Make Grandma's Mandle Brodt (Biscotti)


  1. Cream together Crisco and sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and extract.
  3. Add flour 1 cup at a time (including the baking powder). After the third cup, dough should be pliable..add 4th cup to make a manageable dough but not stiff.
  4. Cut dough into 4 equal parts. On a greased baking sheet pull the dough into log shaped loaves. Make a trough in the center of each loaf, stopping about 1 inch from each end. Fill the center with jam.
  5. Bring the sides of the loaf up to meet at the middle and crimp closed.
  6. Sprinkle loaves with cinnamon and sugar.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20-35 minutes. Removes from oven, slice and return to oven for 5-10 minutes until slices dry out a bit. Store in an air tight container.

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About Grandma's Mandle Brodt (Biscotti)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Eastern European
Dietary Needs: Kosher

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