So you might have seen my first attempt at biscotti, Nutella and Chocolate Chip Biscotti. The recipe is so great and so flexible. Someone gave me some fresh dates, and I couldn't pass up using them in the biscotti. While looking through some ideas on the reliable Food Blog Search, I came across an interesting combination - banana chips and dates - on one of my favorite blogs, Apple and Spice.
The chips gave it that much-appreciated crunch and saltiness. The dates made it sweet and flavorful.
Dates & Banana Chips Biscotti
1 1/8 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Banana Chips, crushed
1/4 cup Dates, fresh or dried, chopped
Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
Sieve all the dry ingredients together and keep aside.
In another bowl, whip the eggs with an electric blender until frothy. Add the sugar and beat again. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Fold in the chips and dates. Pour the batter into a rectangular baking pan.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the oven down to 150 deg C. Using a serrated knife, cut the cake into long strips. Turn the strips over onto their side, arrange on the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Turn the biscotti onto the other side and bake for a further 12 minutes.
Remove from oven, and cool completely on a wire rack.