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Honey Almond and Vanilla Mandelbrot

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • scrapings of one vanilla bean,
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup whole, blanched almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • GARNISH
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • 1/2 cup, approximately, flaked almonds

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Double up two baking sheets and line top one with parchment paper.

In a mixer, blend the oil, sugar, honey, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, almond extract, and vanilla scrapings.

Add flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, salt, and whole and ground almonds. Blend well to make a firm batter.

Form into 2 logs, about 10 inches by 3-4 inches wide. Brush top of logs with egg white, then sprinkle on flaked almonds. Bake 40-45 minutes until lightly golden and firm. Cool well, reduce heat to 325 F. Cut into diagonal slices, about one inch thick. Rebake, turning once, about 12-16 minutes.

Makes 2-3 dozen

Recipe by: Marcy Goldman - Kosher Cuisine with Marcy Goldman

Comments:

Mandelbrot? Biscotti?…...No matter what the appellations, these would taste as sweet.
Take care not to let this brown too much.