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!
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)