Passover Almond Bread

Mandelbrot für Pessach
A traditional Jewish pastry almond bread made for the Passover with matzah flour instead of regular white flour.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups sugar 400 g
  • 1 cup margarine 225 g
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup matzoh flour 200 g
  • 3-1/2 ounces potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 TL
  • 4 oz chopped walnuts 115 g
  • 12 oz dark chocolate 335 g
  • 2 tsp sugar to sprinkle 2 TL
  • 1 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle 1 TL

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and grease a large baking tray
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the margarine until they are a foamy mixture
  • Add the eggs one at a time, then add the cornstarch, the potato starch and the salt to the egg mixture
  • Next add the walnuts and the chocolate; the dough should be thick at this point
  • Form the dough into two long oval loaves and lay them on the baking tray. Mix the remaining sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle it on top of the loaves
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool and cut into slices
Adapted from Allrecipes Deutschland

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