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Biscotti congiusi d'arancio
Biscotti congiusi d'arancio (Sicilian orange cookies, with vegetable oil and orange juice; rolled in icing sugar)
Originated from: Cattolica Eraclea, Agringento, Sicily
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Mary Mascarella's daughter, Carmela

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5 cups flour
5 eggs
16 ounces sugar
8 ounces oil
8 ounces of orange juice
6 teaspoons Magic baking powder

Icing sugar for rolling

Original Italian-Sicilian text
5 tazzi farina
5 uova
16 onze zucchero
8 onze olio
8 onze giusi d'arangio
6 cucchiarri Magic

girole nello zucchero fino


o Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

o Mix ingredients and work into a medium soft dough.

o Take about a tablespoon of the dough and shape into a small golf-sized ball.

o Roll the dough ball in icing sugar.

o Place on a greased cookie sheet (or one lined with parchment paper) and flatten out the ball of dough a little.

o Repeat until all the dough is processed, making sure there is ample space between the biscotti as they will spread substantially.

o Bake in a 350 F degree oven until done -- about 20 minutes.

Original Sicilian-Italian text

Forno 350


Photo: Mary Melfi.

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