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mandelbread (similar to biscotti)

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Recipe by
Kathy Gottlieb
Riverview, FL

Got this recipe years ago from a cousin and now it has become a staple whenever there is a family gathering. I send to family members at the holidays and sometimes just to let them know I am thinking of them. Hard not to smile when you get chocolate!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For mandelbread (similar to biscotti)

  • 3 lg
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • sugar cinnamon mixture
  • 1 pkg
    semi-sweet mini chocloate chips or
  • mixed candied fruit and nuts

How To Make mandelbread (similar to biscotti)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix oil and sugar, add each egg and mix after each, add almond extract, vanilla and baking powder. Add flour and mix until just incorporated. (I add one cup of flour at a time, less messy) Add choc chips or fruit and nuts at this time, fold in but don’t over-mix. The dough will be sticky, coat hands with flour, or dampen them with water, and divide dough into thirds and shape into three loaves on a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle Cinnamon sugar on top of each loaf. Bake 40 minutes or until a little golden. Remove from the oven, slice with a serrated knife and lay slices on their side. Return to the oven for additional 10-15 minutes or longer if you like it crispy.
  • 2
    Something new to try, melt milk or dark chocolate and white chocolate then dip one end of the Mandelbread in either, lay on wax paper until it hardens, or you can put in the refrigerator. You can also dip it in more chopped almonds while the chocolate is still wet. If you have extra melted chocolate when you are finished, you can drizzle the dark chocolate on the white, and the white on the dark to make them fancy.
  • 3
    Freezes beautifully and some think it tastes great straight from the freezer. Either way it won't last long!

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