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Video:How to Make Mandel Bread

with Stephanie Gallagher

This mandel bread recipe is made with chocolate chips and a touch of orange juice. Mandel bread makes a terrific dessert for Yom Kippur break the fast, Rosh Hashanah or anytime.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Mandel Bread

Hi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, we're making mandel bread. Let's get started.

Ingredients for the Mandel Bread

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Prepare the Mandel Bread

Add the baking powder and salt to the flour, and whisk them together.

In a separate bowl, add the sugar to the eggs and beat with an electric mixer. Add the oil, vanilla and orange juice, and beat until smooth.

Gradually add the flour to the wet ingredients. I usually add it in thirds, and beat on low speed until it's incorporated. Don't overmix the dough, or your mandel bread will get tough.

Add the chocolate chips, and stir them in.

Bake the Mandel Bread

Now divide the dough in half and place on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat. Or you could use parchment paper on the cookie sheet or just grease it.

Form the dough into a 12-inch log, and repeat with the other half. You want the dough to be about 3 inches wide.

Put the mandel bread in the oven to bake until just golden around the edges, about 20 minutes.

When the mandel bread is cool to the touch, transfer it to a cutting board - or if you're using a mat like I am, you can just pick up the whole mat. It's okay if the mandel bread breaks in the middle. You're just going to slice it anyway. You want pieces that are about 1/2-inch thick.

Place the slices, cut side down back on the cookie sheet, and bake for another 15 minutes or until lightly browned and toasty. And here's your mandel bread.

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