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Biscotti con Mennole Molisana ( Almond Biscotti ci mennol, soft-style Molisani biscotti, using vegetable oil)
Originated from: Casacalenda, Molise, Italy
Occasion: breakfast with expresso coffee
Contributed by: Michael Fresco/Annunziata Melfi, my mother

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1 3/4 cups of almonds then chop
12 oz sugar
6 or 7 eggs
8 oz oil
4 cups flour
3 tablespoons Magic baking powder
1 tbsp Almond extract


Roast almonds for 5 to 10 min. at 375? let cool

Sift flour and magic powder in a bowl

Beat sugar, eggs, Almond extract and oil till smooth in a large bowl

Slowly add flour to mix stirring with a fork

When too thick continue with wooden spoon until smooth

Fold almonds into batter

Divide batter onto 2 cookie sheets

Making sure you leave an empty space in the middle of the cookie for expansion

Bake at 350? for 15 min. until slightly brown top and bottom.

Remove and put other cookie sheet into oven.

Remove slabs and cut into ?? place on cookie sheet and cook at 400? for 5 min. till brown top and bottom.


This recipe [dialect, Biscot' ci mennol'] should make about 50 biscuties. Enjoy. Photo: Michael Fresco.

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