Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup oil
3 tbsp orange juice
3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I prefer chunks)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk sugar and oil, stir in eggs and then orange juice and vanilla.
Stir in flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Fold in chocolate chips.
Create one large or 2 small logs with batter. Bake 20-25 minutes until top seems dry.
Remove and cool for 10 minutes, meanwhile reducing oven temp to 325. Slice log(s) into 3/4 inch-thick slices with serrated knife.
Place the slices back on a bakng sheet in the over for about 10 minutes on each side.
Makes 24-36 slices.
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Mandel bread is a something I grew up eating, and the consistency vaires from cakelike to biscotti-esque. I like this recipe and make it wthout nuts (allergy!) because I like it sweet and chocolatey...