The Pollan Family — Corky and her daughters Dana, Lori and Tracy — included this recipe, from Corky’s mother, in their cookbook.
Some of the traditions we learn as children carry with us through our entire lives. For me, that would definitely be my family’s love of baking, as well as the celebration of Jewish traditions. As the owner of Sweet Sally’s Bakeshop, I am able to honor both.
When it snows, I bake. This past snowstorm, I wanted to try something new (and old), mandelbrodt or mandel bread. An Eastern European Jewish dessert, which literally means almond bread, is in essense Jewish biscotti. Biscotti means “twice baked” in Italian and the double baking processes — once in a loaf form and once after being sliced into individual cookies — results in a crunchy strong cookie, which of course can be softened by dunking into coffee, milk or even hot chocolate on a cold day.