Polenta Biscotti

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 1h 25m
  • Rating ****

4 dozen biscotti

Delightful with fruit, these crisp golden slices also make a charming partner for a morning caffe latte.

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal or polenta (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mild-flavored olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Tip: Imported varieties of coarsely ground cornmeal may be labeled "polenta"—that's what you need for this recipe. Porridge made from the cornmeal is also called polenta, so it can be confusing.


Position the racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 325 degrees F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.

Whisk the flour, sugar, cornmeal (or polenta), baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs, oil and vanilla in another bowl until frothy and well combined. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface. Divide it in half and shape each half into a log 12 inches long by 2 inches wide. Brush off the excess flour and place the logs on one baking sheet.

Bake the logs on the upper rack until almost firm when pressed on top, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 20 minutes; reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Place the logs on a cutting board and slice diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices using a serrated knife. Divide the biscotti between the baking sheets, standing them up about 1 inch apart.

Return the biscotti to the oven and bake until lightly colored and dry, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool (the biscotti will crisp as they cool).

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9044

nutrition information per serving

48 calories; 1g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 13mg cholesterol; 28mg sodium; 9g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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