Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Banana Biscotti with Cinnamon Chips

I saw this recipe at Annie's Eats (who adapted from Picky Palate) and thought it would be fun to try. I had never eaten a biscotti before let alone made a biscotti! We go through bananas around here like crazy so it is seldom that they sit around long enough to ripen. So last week I bought 2 bunches hoping that would do the trick. I still had to hide two, to ensure I would have some to make this. I am a fan of Biscotti, I love the crunch! It is a little time consuming but not hard. I also love cinnamon chips! I didn't know they even existed till I started looking at food blogs. Hereshey makes them. I will be trying more recipes with them. We have been having a good time just saying "Biscotti" at our house. Give it a try! Banana Biscotti with Cinnamon Chips
3/4 cup very ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cinnamon chips (or mini-chocolate chips)
5-6 oz. white chocolate, coarsely chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use a silpat if you have one (I borrowed my mother-in-laws, loved it, I need to get me one).
Combine the mashed bananas, egg, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and cinnamon chips. Stir together to mix. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Divide the dough into two equal parts on the prepared baking sheet. Spread into two logs on the baking sheet, about 4 inches wide and 1 inch deep, leaving at least 4 inches or more between the two logs. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven, reduce the heat to 250 degrees F and let cool for 10 minutes. Using a long, thin knife slice the biscotti into 1/2-3/4 inch pieces on the diagonal.
Place the slices back onto the baking sheet on their side and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the biscotti over to the other side, and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. Drizzle over cooled biscotti. Let cool until set.

1 comment:

  1. Someday I'm going to try all these delicious looking recipes! Maybe tomorrow would be a good day. I'm so glad we are doing this.


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