K Mandel Bread (Jewish Biscotti)
Source: Healthy Helpings/MealLeaniYumm
my family, we're addicted to this marvelous mandel bread. I've cut the
fat in half, so now we only feel half as guilty when we indulge ...
except when I double the recipe and we eat twice as much! This cookie is
very similar to biscotti and is perfect with tea or coffee.
eggs (or 2 eggs plus 2 whites)
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. canola oil
2 c. flour
2 c. Special K, rice krispies or corn flakes
2 tsp. baking powder
xx tsp. cinnamon
1/2 to 3/4 c. sliced almonds
1/2 to 3/4 c. chocolate sprinkles, optional*
2 tsp. cinnamon mixed with 1/3 c. sugar
Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, beat
eggs with sugar and oil until well mixed. Add flour, cereal, baking
powder, cinnamon, almonds and chocolate. Mix well.
Chill mixture in refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes. Preheat oven to
350F. Divide the dough evenly into 4 long, narrow rolls directly on the
baking sheet. Flour your hands for easier handling. Leave at least
3" between the rolls because they'll spread during baking. Dough
will be somewhat sticky. Smooth the tops and make the edges neat with a
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes, until pale gold in color. Remove pan from
oven and cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 250F.
Using a sharp knife, cut rolls on a slight angle into 1/2" thick
slices. Lay cut-side up on baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar
mixture. Bake at 250F about 45 minutes, until dry and crisp.
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about 4 1/2 dozen slices. These freeze well, if you can hide them fast
calories per slice, 2.8 g fat (0.3 g saturated), 12 mg cholesterol, 1 g
protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 22 mg sodium, 22 mg potassium, < 1 mg
iron, trace fibre, 6 mg calcium.
When using certain brands of sprinkles, the color may "bleed"
into the mandel bread. My mother substitutes 2 squares of grated
bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate for the sprinkles. (Each square (1
oz/28 grams) yields 1/4 cup when grated). One slice of mandel bread made
with grated chocolate contains 69 calories, 3.2 g fat (0.5 g saturated),
12 mg cholesterol and 9 g carbohydrate.
Shaping Tip! My friend Barb Satalov of Winnipeg liked to use 3 metal ice
cube trays (sprayed with non-stick spray) to bake her mandel bread. This
keeps rolls uniform in width and prevents spreading. (Trays may be
difficult to find. Check at new or used appliance stores, or in