Thursday, August 26, 2010


Mandelbrot is a name for Jewish biscuits which are baked twice and are similar to Italian almond biscotti.  It literally means almond (Mandel) bread (brot). I found this recipe while I was searching for Italian biscotti and I thought I should just do this.  I used granulated white sugar in these biscuits, however, the original recipe calls for superfine castor sugar.

What I used:

All purpose flour : 3 1/4 cups
Ground Almonds : 1 cupvb nmn
Baking Powder : 1 tsp
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Eggs : 3
Granulated Sugar : 1 1/4 cups (Grind it into fine powder)
Grated Rind of 1 Lemon
Almond extract : 1 tsp
Vanilla extract : 1 tsp

How I did:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.  Grease two baking sheets and keep them aside.
  • Sift together plain flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat eggs and sugar together for about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy with a hand mixer or an electric mixer.
  • Beat in the lemon rind, vanilla extract and almond extract.
  • Add the sifted flour mixture a spoonful at a time. Mix well until blended. 
  • Transfer the dough mixture to a floured surface.  I used my counter-top for that.
  • Divide the dough into two equal halves and gently knead each half for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Carefully shape them into two long flat logs taking care that the width should be atleat 2 to 3 inches.
  • Place them on the pre-greased baking sheets and bake for about 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Take out from the oven, place them on a cutting board and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Carefully cut them into 1 cm width slices diagonally.  Take care not to crush the inside of the loaves.
  • Place them flat on ungreased baking sheets (you'll have to work them  in batches) and bake for 5 to 6 minutes or golden brown on the underside and turn over the slice and bake for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Cool them completely on wire rack before storing and serve with tea or coffee.


  1. very new to me..looks awesome!!

  2. Wow fabulous and scrumptious madelbrot..

  3. I love biscotti, so I should love these too :-)The basics are the same for both, rt?

  4. vasavi, nice to know about mandelbrot...

  5. these biscuits looks gr8 ...very new to me ...thanks for sharing dear


  6. looks yumm !!


  7. Sounds new to me dear...will try it...

  8. Dear Vasavi ,dish looks yummy !! New to me


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