Posts Tagged ‘mandel bread’

Chocolate Chunk Mandel Bread and Pistachio Blueberry Mandel Bread

March 10, 2013


Dueling Mandel Bread: Baba’s Chocolate Chip v. Bubbe’s Pistachio Blueberry

My mother and I baked mandel bread to use up the last bit of our flour. My mother made a variation on my grandmother’s recipe and I played around with a recipe from Locke Hughes’s Baba, Daye Glassman.

And I finally used up the last of my flour!

The results: the pistachio blueberry mandel bread had a zingier flavor (from the dried fruit and orange zest and juice), but the chocolate chip mandelbread had an especially nice melt-in-your-mouth texture–dry but not too hard.



Strudel Rugelach Mandel Bread: Strugelachbrodt?

March 5, 2013


I had leftover apricot lekvar and I used it to make a cookie that is a cross between strudel, rugelach and mandelbrodt. It is an adaption of a recipe for Date and Walnut Rolls, from Tzurit Or’s bakery Tatte Fine Cookies & Cakes in Brookline, Massachusetts.


Pumpkin Spice Mandelbread Thins with Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries

December 13, 2009

Here is a new version of Almondina-like biscotti (for a version with apricots, craisins, pistachios, and almonds, see here). This version is flavored with pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon).

I used powdered egg white powder to make these, so I did not have leftover egg yolks. But, if I did, I would so want to make the recipe from the November Bon Appetit for Spiced Brandy Semifreddo with Cranberries. The recipe says that this frozen white chocolate mousse, flavored with rum, brandy, and nutmeg, should be served with a crisp cookie or biscotti. Perfect!  (more…)