Mandel bread is also known as mandelbrodt, its original Yiddish name, and is commonly associated with Eastern European Jewish cuisine. Many guests are known for this dessert, and will bake mandel bread every time they go to someone’s house. Many families will make mandel bread for every holiday and occasion. Wherever it comes from, mandel bread appears in every Jewish occasion.  For other dessert options, check out our Max Brenner gallery. 

Ingredients:

· 3 eggs 
· 1 1/4 c. sugar 
· 1 c. oil 
· 2 tsp. baking powder 
· 4 c. flour 
· 1 tsp. vanilla 
· 1/4 tsp. salt 
· 12 oz. chocolate chips 

Ingredients for the topping: 

· 1/8 c. sugar 
· 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 

Preparation: 

Beat together eggs and sugar with fork. Add oil, baking powder, vanilla, and salt; mix. Add flour, one cup at a time. Batter will become very thick. Add chocolate chips; mix thoroughly. Lightly grease cookie sheet with oil. Wet hands with cold water and form 3 long strips on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350-375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cut while warm at an angle. 

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