Grandma Frieda's Mandel Bread

My Grandmother Frieda brought this recipe with her from the old country (the cooking smells in the Shtetl must of been exotic) somewhere around Kiev, Russia. It was most likely her mother's or her grandmother's recipe as she was 2 years old when she passed through Ellis Island. Back when we first opened in the early 90's Frieda came up and visited us, shooed us out of the kitchen and baked us this wonderful batch of Channuka bread. She is unequivocally one of the original Sirens of Sherwood. I miss her humor, good nature and think of her often. Thanks for the love Grandma Frieda.


3 quarters cup sugar
3 quarters cup canola oil
3 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking flour
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil and eggs-mix well
  2. In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder, stir in the egg mixture along with the nuts, raisins, peel and alomond extract (the dough will be sticky)
  3. Form the dough into two logs 12 x 3 inches thick on a well greased baking sheet
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes 5. Remove from the oven and cut into 1 inch slices, arrange slices on a baking sheet 6. Return to oven and bake for 10 to 13 minutes or more, remove to wire racks and to cool down.




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