Forget the biscotti you’ve nibbled in cafes. They don’t belong in the same category as these traditional Jewish treats.
Toasted almonds get the spotlight here. There’s a ton of them. Almost more than can fit. The rest of the mandelbread is held together with fresh eggs and sweet butter, and the flavor is amplified with fresh lemon and orange zest along with a dose of real vanilla.
Many folks around Zingerman's think mandelbread is closer to shortbread than biscotti, and I agree. Though it’s crunchy, crispy and very dunkable in coffee or milk, it's great enjoyed by itself when a sweet reward is earned. Stash a bag where you need a quick fix: desk drawer, glove box, gym bag…
Want to make your own mandelbread? Get the recipe in our Fancy Schmancy Cookie Cook Book.