It's my mother and her friend's tradition to bribe me with mandel bread, and boy does it work every time.  This treat, the Jewish version of biscotti, will get me to do everything from call home more frequently or even make trips into Amish country for a visit.

This recipe can be made in many different iterations, feel free to substitute other delicious additives as you please.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you will need:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut pieces
  • Coarse white sparkling sugar (this one is optional)
Here is where you can get creative.  If you don't like chocolate (which is somewhat blasphemous), then use butterscotch chips.  Or throw in a different type of nut.
Do you know why it is called Mandel bread, even though it apparently has nothing to do with almonds? Btw it sounds delicious!
That is a fantastic question. I really don't know why it has nothing to do with almonds. Perhaps the earliest variations were only made with almonds?

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