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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Banana Walnut-Raisin Biscotti Recipe


Banana Walnut-Raisin Biscotti Recipe


What is Biscotti?
"Biscotti" is the plural form of biscotto. The word originates from the medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning "twice-cooked/baked." It defined oven baked goods that were baked twice, so they were very dry and could be stored for long periods of time. Pliny the Elder boasted that such goods would be edible for centuries. source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscotti)

Trying new recipe is always exciting for me. So, when I saw this recipe card at the store, I was so happy to give it a shot at home. The original recipe card is Banana- Blueberry Biscotti. Since, I don't have dried blueberries on hand, I replaced it with raisins and I decided to add some chopped walnuts, and that's how I come up with this, Banana Walnut- Raisin Biscotti Recipe. I know it sounds long and complicated but I'll promise you..:) It just as easy as 123. It's crunchy and sweet, just a wonderful addition to your coffee or hot chocolate in the morning.:)
The good thing about this recipe is you can totally add your own twist. Add your favorite dried fruits or whatever available on your household. Adjust according to your taste preference.
You can stored Biscotti for longer period of time and that makes it a perfect gift for a friend or family or simply surprised them with jar of biscotti :)
 Below is the recipe of BananaWanut- Raisin Biscotti Recipe. Enjoy cooking:)

Ingredients:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup raisin 
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mashed very ripe banana
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg

Directions:
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2.) In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, raisins,walnuts and salt. In separate bowl combine banana, oil, vanilla and egg. Add the banana mixture to flour mixture; stir to combine
NOTE:  The dough will be very sticky at this point :)


3.)Lightly coat work surface with flour and turn the dough out onto the floured surface. With floured hands, shape dough int 2 rolls. Place rolls onto baking sheet. Slightly flatten rolls.

4.) Bake 25 minutes. Remove from the oven; let cool 10 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer rolls t a cutting board. With serrated knife, cut each roll diagonallyinto 12 slices 1/2- inch thick. Retur slices back to baking sheet.


5.) Reduced oven temperature to 250 degree Fahrenheit. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn biscotti over and bake 15 minutes more. Transfer biscotti to a wire cooling rack; let cool completely.
 NOTE: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Best served in the morning with hot chocolate or coffee. Enjoy and Share :)!!
My son's new favorite snack.:)
 

56 comments:

  1. Since we don't have an oven, we don't have the luxury of doing baked pastries and the like. If I get to have my own house, I will buy a huge one so I can bake. Nyaha! :)

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  2. Looks good, parang commercially available Biscotti :)

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  3. That's a really yummy looking biscotti. I haven't tried making it before.

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  4. I've never tried making biscotti. I'm not sure I'd have the patience! LOL

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    1. 10 minutes preparation time, 55 minutes baking:) I'm willing to share some, Dana:) Thanks:)

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  5. I cannot make this one...I don't have my oven pa..pero I'll bookmark this in case I can make this one already.

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  6. Hope we can buy an oven soon. We need kasi space at the kitchen and we need to fix the tables. Anyway, the biscotti looks yummy and much healthier snack for kids.

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  7. awww, sarap! looks good...
    i don't have the confidence yet to bake bread, mga muffins pa lang ang kaya ng power ko ha-ha

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  8. Uyy looks yummy and better and healthier than store-bought ones ha

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  9. Ay ang sarap naman tingnan nito! By the way, this is the first time I learned what a biscotti refers to. Yun pala yun! I guess this means similar sila ng local biscocho?

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    1. Honestly, I never have biscocho, They look similar from what I saw in the internet, they some similarity treats:) Thanks:)

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  10. I am always thrilled to read recipes using oven because I always like to bake but I don't have an oven yet. Great recipe sis!

    I think the term biscocho is derived from biscotti?

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    1. I agree with you, Kristine:) Thank you!

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  11. wow! i love biscottio.. i should learn now to bake soon! :)

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  12. my brother always have biscotto when he come over. I love this biscuits and i want to try the recipe if ever ill have the guts..hehehhe

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  13. Looks great. Probably tastes great too. Makes me want to invest on an oven. But baking is an exact science. Perhaps it would be easier.

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    1. It is, practice makes perfect:) Thank you:)

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  14. Biscotti does sound complicated. I really need to make sawsaw that into coffee and chocolate 'cause it's so hard. Hehe!

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  15. no doubt i will love to eat this as i am fond of eating banana flavor... I wish we have an oven at home so i can start practicing baking and cooking the recipe shared by bloggers like you..

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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    1. Thank you, I think this is the best time to invest for an oven:)

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  16. I'm adding an item in my wishlist. Now I also want an oven so I can bake like you. :)

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    1. so inspiring naman..:) I'm still in learning process,, Thank you!

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  17. I love pairing biscotti with coffee shared with friends over chikahan! I've never encountered a banana tasting biscotti though! :)

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    1. The flavor is very interesting in good way. Thank you:)

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  18. wish we have our own oven so i can make this one. pretty interesting that you can store this for longer periods than an ordinary bread. thanks for sharing this recipe. :-)

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    1. That's the good thing about it and also perfect for some snacks. Thank you:)

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  19. Just like you, my kids are now enjoying the many joys of baking at home and I'm happy with the progress of their self study. I may want to give this recipe for them to try. Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. Let me know what you think, Thank you!

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  20. It's been a long time since I baked. I haven't tried any biscotti recipe but you know sometimes I end up with crunchy biscotti texture when I bake some cookie or cake. He he.

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  21. Is this the same one we locally call biscocho? Must be, kasi they sound almost the same :-)

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    1. Oo nga that's what I thought, and do some research bout they kinda look the same.:) Thanks

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  22. I wish I have an oven. I also like to try baking.

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    1. It's perfect time t invest. Thank you:)

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  23. that sure looks like a great match for coffee :)

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  24. I would love to make this. Have a happy Monday my friend :-)

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  25. I like your recipe and you did a terrific job with the finished product. I love fresh bicotti as a special occasional treat. Yummy!
    Yes, I've been gone awhile. :-)
    Eliz

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    1. Welcome back, ELiz.. Thank you so much!

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  26. The recipe looks simple to do. I just hope I could find time to do this biscotti with the kids. Tempting and yummy!

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    1. It's fun to bake with kids, double the mess and triple the clean-up.. Thanks:)

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  27. Thanks for your recipe. I might try this one at the near future.

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  28. tama...sarap nyan sa hot chocolate!
    like your bread

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