Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mandelbrot

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.

13 comments:

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

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  2. Wow fabulous and scrumptious madelbrot..

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

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

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

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  6. looks yumm !!

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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

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

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