- 2½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup toasted pistachios, chopped
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture for topping
Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a large cookie sheet. Mix all ingredients by hand (except sugar/cinnamon mixture) and form dough into 4 loaves like small baguettes. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottom is lightly toasted. Remove from oven and slice each loaf into 8 slices. Bake 5 more minutes on each side to toast and allow cookies to cool fully. They will be crunchy and great dipped in coffee!
- Makes 32 biscotti. Serves 16 (two each).
Recipe courtesy of Lenore Pinello
389 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
A self-described home cook, Lenore Pinello discovered her calling when she retired to Jupiter from a 28-year career in the publishing industry. After being invited to lead a cooking class and pulling recipes from her family cookbook, Mangia Mama, Pinello found her “second career.” Thus, In the Kitchen was born.
In the Kitchen opened in 2007 in the quaint Gallery Square North in Tequesta. Part store, part demonstration kitchen, In the Kitchen is a place where cooking and fun go hand in hand. Leading cooking demonstrations, classes and private events, Pinello welcomes guests into In the Kitchen, more home than retail shop, to learn new cooking techniques, improve skills or just enjoy the company and a great meal. Pinello, along with guest chefs or veteran chef Joseph Scarmuzzi, prepares each dinner.
With a strong Italian heritage, Pinello’s life never strayed far from the kitchen. She is fond of saying her grandmother “never made a bad dinner. She would stick with it until it was perfect.” Never receiving any formal cooking instruction, Pinello attributes her cooking skills to her mother and sister, both proficient chefs in their own right. The cookbook Mangia Mama is filled with the family recipes Pinello grew up on and is at the heart of In the Kitchen.
About In the Kitchen:
In the Kitchen is part demonstration kitchen, part gourmet cooking shop. Fully stocked in high-end chef’s gadgets and tools, unique kitchen gifts, local art and gourmet cooking products, In the Kitchen is North County’s go-to cooking store.
Cooking classes and demonstrations include guest chefs and special events. Dinners include multiple courses with various themes influenced heavily by the seasons. Prices vary, and class themes change as often as the seasons, so check In the Kitchen’s schedule for what’s cooking.