We need to talk. About mandel bread! This Jewish step cousin of the biscotti is perfect with a cup of joe, (or Jose…or Jack). Cranberry Orange Chocolate Mandel Bread!
If you’re reading this in real time, then I’m frolicking in San Francisco right now! Boo. Yeah. (Things I’ve learned: you can call the city SF, only losers san San Fran, even though it sounds so phonetically pleasing. Good thing winners say boo yeah.) If you’ve been, please leave me any food suggestions in the comments. I’ll share some photos when I return- promise!
Anyway, let’s talk mandel bread. AKA mandelbrot aka awesome. This crazy cousin of the biscotti is twice baked like the biscotti, but is a little softer. Making it perfect for dipping in coffee OR not dipping in coffee. Your choice.
This version has dried cranberries, almonds and I dipped them in orange kissed chocolate, just because no one stopped me. Giving them lots of texture and a hint of citrus.
I also like these cookings because they are one bowl and you can use your hands! What else do you look for in a cookie?
Oh yeah, chocolate. Which I already mentioned, is in this recipe too!!I’m thinking let’s make these for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur break fast, shall we? Or just because Tuesday. That works too.
Coffee optional, spiked coffee highly recommended.
**Check out the full recipe for Cranberry Chocolate Orange Mandel Bread!**
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