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Mandel Bread (Pareve)

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Mandelbrot, which literally means almond (mandel) bread (brot), is a twice-baked hard bread similar to Italian biscotti. For classic, rich-tasting mandel bread, follow these directions, provided by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer, EXACTLY as they are written.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups oil
  • 8 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, oil and sugar.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.
3. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Add the nuts and vanilla extract.
4. Form the dough into three logs. Flatten them a bit on the top so they'll come out wider rather than rounder.
5. Bake on greased baking sheets at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
7. Slice them about an inch thick (or about as thick as the wide part of your thumb).
8. Dip both sides in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
9. Return to oven for about 5 more minutes to dry the cookie more.


Our Customers' Favorites, by Paula Levine Weinstein and Julie Komerofsky Remer (Columbus, Ohio). Recipe reprinted with permission.
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Mandel Bread, Member ccakes2

I made this last year for a friend of my daughters and he said it was as good as his mother has made for years. He liked it so much that I am making it for his birthday this year and mailing it to him. This is a wonderful recipe for someone who has never made it before. Thanks

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