Savoiardi_HomeMade_BLAD blog - 19In the 1945 Mario Pavesi, an Italian baker from the city of Novara (Piedmont), decided to bake a new version of the Biscotti Di Novara (Novara’s Cookies).These cookies soon became very popular because made with simple ingredients and easy to digest. 

Pavesini are a good alternative to make a lighter Tiramisu’. This is the perfect cookie when you crave something sweet but very light.

The original Pavesini are sold at the Italian Deli or



1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
confectioners’ sugar, to sprinkle


Preheat ove at 325 F degrees.
In a large bowl whip the eggs white and half of the sugar at stiff peak.
In another large bowl whisk the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until pale yellow and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and stir until incorporated.
Fold gently the whipped egg whites into the egg yolks mixture.
Add the sifted flour, and stir gently with a wooden spoon.
Place the mixture into a piping bag without tip.
Squeeze the mixture into a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Make 4 inches long lines, leaving a couple of inches between them.
Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
Let the sugar to be absorbed, then sprinkle again.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
Cool completely on a cooling rack.

Photo by Ale Gambini

7 thoughts on “Homemade Pavesini

  1. Ciao Ale, I came across your post for homemade Pavesini and I would like to know if I may link to it on my post for tiramisu made with Pavesini? I know that they are sometimes hard to find but can be easily be made at home. Thanks in advance for your help!! Rosa

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