Monday, October 10, 2011

GUEST RECIPE! Ma's Mandel Bread

So this past weekend was Yom Kippur, and aside from fasting and ultimately being delusional all day, I have to say I love this holiday.  Each year we get together with longtime family friends to break fast, and my mom has been making Mandel bread for years.  Mandel bread is really like the Jewish biscotti- loaves of cakey bread with chocolate chips, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, served for dessert (and best dipped in coffee!).  Here's my mama's recipe...thanks Ma!

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. chocolate chips
cinnamon & sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center and add eggs, oil, and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add chocolate chips and stir.

 "the well"

Divide mixture into 3 loaves and place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes and then sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture over loaves.  Bake another 5 minutes.
i don't reccommend eating this dough raw...well maybe just a taste...or two

the final product! Imagine how hard it is to make this while you're fasting :)

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