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Mandel Bread

MandelBread Mandel BreadTraditionally known as Mandelbrot, which literally translates into almond bread, is a popular Jewish dessert similar to Italian biscotti. It is considered to be the perfect Sabbath dessert.  I learned how to make this in the Matzoh & Mah Jongg Webisode. Follow directions below, provided by Gladys Polo, to experience delicious, classic mandel bread.

Cuisine: Jewish

Course: Dessert

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serving size: 20-24 pieces


  • 2 jumbo eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts (can also use almonds or pecans)
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • two mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup
  • baking sheet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In the first mixing bowl, beat the eggs, then add vegetable oil and sugar
  3. In the second bowl, mix the baking powder, soda and flour
  4. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture then add raisins and walnuts
  5. Divide dough into three parts. Flatten and shape them into flat loaves (3-4″ wide, 1″ high)
  6. Place them on the greased baking sheet
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes
  8. Remove from oven, slice (while hot) into 1″ thick pieces. Turn slices on side, return to oven and allow to brown for approximately 5 minutes. Remove and repeat for 5 minutes on the other side.
  9. Remove from oven once slightly brown
  10. Arrange on platter and enjoy!

Note: If cooking this dessert during the celebration of the Passover holiday, all labels on the ingredients must indicate that the product is Kosher.

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