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Jozie’s Mother- Genoeffa Sciulli- Baked a Biscotti Cake

The unexpected gift of cake!   Her daughter Jozie brought it to me at Mama D’s retirement picnic down the hill in the park on Friday night.  Mrs. Sciulli taught me how to make this cake in her basement kitchen a couple of years ago.  It is like an Italian sponge cake, light and not too sweet, perfect with coffee. Just delicious.   Today she baked one and sent it to me.  So nice of her.  I came home, cut a piece with a serrated knife and photographed it in the living room before I ate it. Mrs. Sciulli calls it biscotti but it is not like biscotti we think of biscotti, a twice baked cookie., hard and ready to dunk. This cake is light and eggy and has a beautiful crumb. Thank you Mrs. Sciulli.  And Joz for bringing it to me. What a nice surprise! It is delicious.

8 responses

  1. That looks delicious!

    June 18, 2011 at 2:53 am

  2. Kristin

    Here we go…another yummy looking cake. I know I would love this one!

    June 18, 2011 at 8:10 am

  3. Laura

    that looks amazing…what’s the recipe?

    June 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    Reminds me of the sponge cake my mom baked on Passover. I can almost smell it.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:39 am

  5. Toni

    I’m jealous!!! That cake looks so good! Donna D.’s party/picnic was a lot of fun!!! Great seeing everyone!!!

    June 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

  6. erica

    oH PLEASE!!!! :-) lIKE THE CHINA, TOO AND THE CAKE PLATE! x
    oxoxo

    June 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

  7. Mary Corbett

    Never ever post a beautiful dish without the recipe. You can make it look like it’s on my plate.
    Yunn,
    Mary

    June 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

  8. Oh that looks and sounds just wonderful.

    June 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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