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:)
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
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.:)