Chocolate walnut mandelbrot

    1 hour 25 min

    These rich chocolate chip and walnut mandelbrot or biscotti biscuits are made with matzo meal instead of flour for Passover.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 400g caster sugar
    • 225g pareve margarine
    • 6 eggs
    • 220g matzo cake meal
    • 100g potato starch
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 325g chocolate chips
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a large baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the 400g sugar and margarine until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Combine the cake meal, potato starch and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in walnuts and chocolate chips. The mixture will be heavy. Form into 2 long oval logs. Place onto the prepared baking tray. Sprinkle the top with a mixture of 2 teaspoons sugar and cinnamon.
    3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    4. Slice the logs into thick slices; set aside to cool.


    If you prefer, you can arrange the sliced biscuits on the baking tray, and put back in a very low oven to dry out.

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    Excellent recipe, have been using this on for years. I add one more step to mine. I slice the loaves into about 1/2 inch slices. Put back on a baking sheet, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 250 degrees to dry them out. It is much better this way  -  13 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    THIS IS SIMPLY DELICIOUS! I formed three loaves the width of one baking sheet--they dont spread so much and it was able to cook it it all on one sheet. Trust me with this one- check after 30 or 35 minutes of cooking. When LIGHTLY BROWNED, take them out of the oven. Let them cool till warm (about 15 or 20 minutes) and slice. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and lay pieces on sides. bake for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cool completely. Trust me-this seems like they would be undercook but theyre delicious when theyre slightly underbaked. if not, theyre too cakey. so underbake them by 5 minutes or so...TRUST ME!! ENJOY!  -  26 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used this Mandelbrot recipe for the my passover dinner. It was a big hit! I melted chocolate over the top which added a nice touch. Thanks for the recipe joyce.. Shari E.  -  28 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)