Monday, March 11, 2013

Maple Bacon Biscotti


On Saturday morning, I was cooking up some bacon to have with my eggs for breakfast. I love the smell of bacon. I wish that I could smell bacon all the time, except that it might drive me insane. It got me dreaming about bacon and maple things and inspired a brain storm for new mapley bacon treats. It took a bit of narrowing down, but finally I came up with these biscotti.



Then I had to make some other decisions- would bacon go right into the dough? No, that seemed too weird and I thought it might burn the bacon. So I ultimately decided on dipping them in icing and sprinkling with bacon bits. And it was mighty fine.

Start by making the dough. It was very simple: eggs, oil, sugar, maple syrup, baking powder, and flour. It's a very thick dough. Then lay it out into two relatively evenly sized, 4 inch wide, 1/2 inch thick rectangles. Shape it as best you can with an oiled spatula.


Bake them at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until slightly golden. Remove from the oven and immediately cut into one inch strips with a pizza cutter.


Lay them on one side and return to the oven for 3 minutes. Flip, then bake for another 3 minutes. They should be golden all over. Throw 'em on a cooling rack for 20 minutes and enjoy the glorious smell.


While the biscotti are cooling, cook several strips of bacon and drool even more over the glorious smells happening in your kitchen. Crumble 'em up into bits.


Then make the icing using maple syrup, powdered sugar, and milk.



Once the biscotti are completely cool, dip them in the icing and then sprinkle with the bacon crumbles. I don't recommend rolling them, it doesn't look as pretty. And I like pretty looking biscotti.


They're so tasty! They totally rival the increasingly popular male bacon donuts. And it somehow feels more justifiable for breakfast.

Maple Bacon Biscotti
Makes 18-20 Biscotti Cookies
Inspired by AllRecipes

Ingredients
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
3 1/4 cup flour

5-6 strips of bacon

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
2-3 tbsp milk

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Beat together the oil, eggs, and maple syrup. Gradually add the sugar until combined.
3. Whisk together the baking powder and flour. Slowly add to the sugar mixture while mixing. It will form a thick dough.
4. Split into two piles on the parchment paper and form into rectangles that are about 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch tall. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until top is golden.
5. Remove from oven and immediately slice into 1 inch thick slices. Flip biscotti onto their sides and bake for an additional three mintes. Remove from oven, flip to other side, and bake for another three.
6. Transfer to cooling rack. While the biscotti are cooling, cook the bacon and crumble it. Prepare the icing by whisking together the powdered sugar, syrup, and milk, one tablespoon at a time until it forms a relatively thick icing.
7. Once biscotti are completely cool, dip them in icing and then sprinkle with bacon crumbles. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!



4 comments:

  1. This recipe is ridiculous. Ridiculous in all the best ways. Looks delicious!!

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  2. I am drooling right now! Can't wait to try these!!!

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  3. What an interesting combo! I have to try your amazing recipe!

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  4. all these need is a hot cup of coffee and it would be my idea of heaven!

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