Chocolate Mandel Bread

    1 hour

    Mandel bread, or mandelbrot, is a Jewish biscuit very similar to biscotti. You'll enjoy these light biscuits studded with chocolate chips, whether you are Jewish or not!

    14 people made this

    Serves: 15 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 eggs
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 170g chocolate chips

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl; set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Whisk in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract and orange juice. Stir in the chocolate chips and the flour mixture until no dry lumps remain. Divide the mixture into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll about 7.5cm wide and 15cm long. Place the rolls, side by side, onto the prepared baking tray.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the rolls have started to brown, about 20 minutes. Remove the rolls from the oven onto a rack. Let cool about 10 minutes until cool enough to handle; cut the mandel into 5mm thick slices. Return the biscuits to the baking tray, cut-side down.
    4. Return to the oven and bake until lightly-golden, about 15 minutes more. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

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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!  -  05 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  23 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  22 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)