Nonni's Biscotti

March 16, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Makes 24 biscotti
Author Notes

My stepgrandmother’s biscotti is one of my top two favorite things she used to make. (My other favorite was pesto. Every summer we’d give her basil plants, which she would return in the form of pesto.)

I made some changes to the original recipe, which I posted below for the normal eaters out there. I used buckwheat as an update to the recipe.

I decided to do half of the batch plain, according to the original recipe, and half with cocoa, so after adding half of the mix to the baking pan, I added 1/4 cup of cocoa to the other half, which you can see in the photos.

Also, I used about 1/4 cup of almond slivers, which I pressed into the top of the batter. —Holly

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup Olive oil
  • 4 cups Buckwheat Flour
  • 1 1/3 cups Sugar (half brown and half white)
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maple flavoring
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Add moist ingredients; stir until well blended.
  4. Grease one 11 x 13? glass baking dish and one loaf pan with olive oil and spread the mixture inside both (it doesn’t all fit in one pan). Make sure it’s not more than 1/2 ” thick.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, and remove pans.
  6. Lower heat to 350°F/175°C while you cut biscotti into strips, about a finger’s length and width. Place on buttered baking sheet, or better yet, Silpat.
  7. Bake once more for 10-15 minutes or until the biscotti reach their desired hardness. My grandmother used to leave them a little soft, and so did my mother.
  8. Glaze if desired. I didn’t.

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4 Reviews

Debra B. April 4, 2018
Have you ever used other ingredients to your recipe? I purchase Nonni's Biscotti and they have other flavors and toppings. I've never made this before and need some variety. Thanks :)
Holly April 4, 2018
No, never. Give it a try and see what works for you! :)
Holly March 21, 2010
Hi there! I agree...the real stuff! I always end up coming home with food items, like wild rice.
The O. March 16, 2010
Thanks for the recipe! Love the story about your step-grandmother. When you come back to the States, you'll have to stock up on Maple Syrup!