Let's Eat: Mama Marion's Mandel bread from Three Brothers Bakery

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Mandel bread, also known as mandelbrot, is an almond dessert that originated in the Jewish communities of eastern Europe. Learn how to make Mama Marion's Mandel bread, Three Brothers Bakery's take on the popular dessert!


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 pound margarine or butter
  • 4 eggs

Use hands to combine creamed mixture with the dry mixture.

  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups nuts (your choice, but we use almonds)

Roll into rounded two logs, 2-3 inches wide. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool and slice. Toast slices for 10 minutes at 325 degrees.

Optional: Add cinnamon and sugar at toasting or dip in melted chocolate.

If you cut them small enough, the recipe should make 3-4 dozen pieces 1 1/2 inches wide.

The dessert can be frozen for 6 months layered in cookie tin with wax paper between layers and on top.

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