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Category: Cookies, Fruit, Nuts

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Sliced almonds
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 2 tb Butter or margarine
  • -- at room temperature
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • -- preferably canola
  • 2 lg Eggs; lightly beaten
  • 1 lg Egg white; lightly beaten
  • 1/4 c Whiskey or brandy
  • 2 tb Nonfat yogurt or applesauce
  • 1 ts Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 ts Pure almond extract (opt'l.)
  • 2 c All-purpose white flour
  • 2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Raisins


"Mandelbrot is Yiddish for almond bread and the almond-rich dough in this
recipe is shaped like a loaf and baked. Like Italian biscotti, the loaf is
then sliced, and the slices are rebaked into crisp cookies."

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil 2 loaf pans or coat with non-stick
cooking spray. Dust with flour, shaking out excess. Set aside. Put
almonds in a pie plate and toast in the oven until golden, 5 to 7 minutes.
Set aside.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed,
cream sugar, butter or margarine and oil. Add eggs, whiskey or brandy,
yogurt or applesauce, vanilla and almond extract (if using); mix until

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a
wooden spoon, stir in the sugar mixture until incorporated. Add raisins and
toasted almonds.

Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30
minutes, or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center
comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Slice into l/2" thick
slices and arrange in a single layer on 2 baking sheets.

Return to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light brown,
switching baking sheets midway through baking. Turn off the oven, and
leave Mandelbrot in the oven until crisp, about 45 minutes.

Yield: About 30 slices.

Nutritional information per serving: 93 calories per slice; 2 g protein; 3
g fat; 14 g carbohydrates; 73 mg sodium; 16 mg cholesterol.

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