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KHCC Holiday Traditions: Miriam’s Mandelbrot Biscotti

I have known Miriam since the day my parent’s brought me home from the hospital and we have been friends ever since.  Her house was across the street from ours and I grew up spending as much time in her home as she did in mine.  Her truly delicious Mandelbrot Biscotti brings together the delicate texture of Jewish Mandelbrot and the crunch of European Biscotti.  When the holidays came around, Miriam and her mother would start baking.  Soon the sweet smells of butter and sugar would waft through the neighborhood. When the flurry of activity in the kitchen finally calmed down, Miriam and I would sit on the back steps of her porch and munch these down with a big glass of milk.  In the evening, her mother would invite the entire neighborhood over and everyone would get their fill of these delightful treats.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Emily Corey
Owner, Write On The Wind
Kenyon HomeCare Consulting team member

Miriam’s Mandelbrot Biscotti

Preheat oven to 350°
½ lb. of butter (2 cubes), melted
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
‘Extras’ to taste

You can add walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, orange or lemon zest, or any other ‘extra’ that sparks your imagination. Mix the butter, baking soda, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl.  Add the eggs, one at a time.  Add the flour and mix well.  Add ‘extras’ and mix well again.

Divide the dough in four equal parts (it might be sticky) and using your hands, form into four loaves, approximately 1” tall. Place the loaves on two, well-greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 25 minutes.  Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and turn the heat up to 450°. Cut each loaf into 1/2” thick slices and rest each piece flat onto the cookie sheet. When everything is cut, turn off the oven and put the cookie sheets back in and close the door.  Leave them in until the oven cools down completely.

Category: Holidays

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