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Biscotti di Marmellata di Nadine (Italian cookies, with eggs, vegetable oil and marmalade)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Anna-Maria Benvenuto

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2 eggs
8 ounces sugar
8 ounces vegetable oil
2 teaspoons powdered vanilla extract
2 cups flour (a touch more if necessary)
1 teaspoon Magic baking powder
Marmalade [about 1/2 cup]

Original Italian Text
2 uova
8 onz zucchero
8 onz oglio
2 c. a te vaniglia in polvere
2 t. farina (e un po)
1 c. a te magich


Mix dry ingredients with wets ones (add more flour if the batter is too thin).

Make biscotti-style logs.

Place logs on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake in a preheated moderate oven until ready.



Mrs. Anna-Maria Benvenuto has collected hundreds of recipes from relatives, friends and neighbors over the years. She recorded the recipes in Italian in numerous notebooks, often naming the recipe after the person who gave it to her (The one in this entry was provided to her by Nadine). Being an avid baker Mrs. Benvenuto tried out many of the recipes herself. Because of her talent and expertise, she did not feel the need to write detailed instructions as she knew how to make the recipes without them. However, when asked by this website's archivist (Mary Melfi) for details, she quickly volunteered the information. Nonetheless, as with most first generation Italian-Canadian handwritten recipes, it is understood that whoever attempts to duplicate them should have some knowledge of what they are doing (Easier said than done).... While Mrs. Benvenuto was born in the Veneto region (in 1938) and has a natural fondness for recipes that come from this area, she found that as soon as she immigrated to Montreal, Quebec in 1952 she developed an instant appreciation for all foods from her homeland.... Photo and English translation of original Italian text: Mary Melfi.

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