Passover Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

March 26, 2013


This week is the week many kids form the ages of 18-? go way for Spring Break, in my area anyway.  My youngest is 18, and yesterday my Husband along with 7 other kids and their dads left for Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  I can only imagine what is going on there.  The drinking age is 18 for these boys, so what do you think the first thing they did upon arriving at the resort  Yep, you guessed it, bathing suits on, in the pool, at the pool bar doing shots.  Let me put this into a little better perspective.  Most of these boys have just finished their varsity season of high school basketball, most of these kids have gotten into top notch colleges.  For example, 2 are going to Penn in the engineering school.  These are smart, hard working kids that have just basically finished any sort of major commitment until going to college.  So yes, I think they are letting a little loose.   Thank you to my husband and all the other dads making sure our kids are safe!!!

That being said, I am left at home in Chicago, where the weather still thinks it’s winter!!!  I need a little spring break right here!!!

Plus, Louie got neutered yesterday.  I thought it would be smart having this done with fewer people in the house since he needs to stay quiet.  I didn’t think this over too well.  He is a major drama queen, he keeps crying because of the plastic cone around his neck and he kept me up all night:(  Poor thing!

So, I’m here in the cold, in Chicago,  with my dog that just got snipped, and my husband and son are having a grand old time in sunny Mexico:(!!!  Like I said, bad decision!!!

Thank god a little baking can make anyone feel better.  Passover or not, this is our families favorite mandel bread.

Passover Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup cake meal
  • 2 tbsp. potato starch
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup matzo meal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • cinnamon sugar for dusting
  1. Beat eggs and sugar, Add oil and all other ingredients except chocolate chips and beat well.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Let stand in the refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Prepare a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. With oiled hands shape dough into two large logs on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove and slice. Turn each piece on its side and return to the oven to toast, 5-7 minutes. Take out and turn each piece to the other side to toast.
  10. Let cool completely before serving.
  11. Freezes very well!!!



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