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Mandelbread w/Nuts (P, TNT)
Source: My grandmother
Yield: Varies

3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla plus 1 tsp. lemon juice
3 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup walnuts, roasted almonds, roasted hazel nuts or chocolate chips

Beat eggs. Add sugar and mix.

Add oil and flavoring and mix well. Add 2-3/4 cups flour, mixed with baking powder and salt.

Mix nuts with 1/4 cup of flour and add to mixture.

Put on greased cookie sheet in 2 strips. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes, remove from oven, cut, brown in oven for about 15 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
To make it even more authentic, it has to sit around for at least a week and then be dunked into Sanka.

My father recently found my grandmother's recipe for her mandelbread, written out by her. I made it for him a few weeks ago when he was visiting, and he really enjoyed this taste of history (my grandmother died 2-1/2 years ago and stopped baking at least 8 years before that). It turns out that as my father recalls, this is also her recipe for her chocolate chip cookies--she just added "more fat." She'd roll the cookies out and then use a cookie cutter for the cookies (always in the shapes of hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds).

Posted by Amelia Schmidt

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A