Mandel Broit with Almonds
1 1/2 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cup cake meal (you will need extra cake meal for dusting)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange and lemon zest (can be omitted if you'd like)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
egg wash (1 egg and water)
Mix together cake meal, ground almonds, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl beat the eggs with sugar until pale yellow. Add oil and vanilla into the egg mixture and then add slowly into the dry ingredients. Fold all together. Dough will be very sticky, so add more cake meal until you are able to manage the dough with your hands. Sprinkle more cake meal on marble surface and form dough into 4 logs about 2 inches wide. Brush logs with egg wash and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until golden brown. Cut logs into 1 inch slices when warm, let cool completely and enjoy!!
**If you want your mandel broit to be more crunchy you can bake the cookies again, after they are sliced, for another 20-30 minutes until edges are crisp. Then you will have more of a biscotti-like cookie.