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Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

While shopping last night I saw a wide variety of biscotti and I couldn’t get them out of my mind so I decided to make my own this morning. I chose the pumpkin spice flavour for a few reasons: I love it, it’s still the Fall season and American Thanksgiving is next week. All of those are valid reasons to bake pumpkin everything! I then drizzled some white chocolate because why the hell not!

A delicious and crunchy pumpkin biscotto drizzled with white chocolate with your afternoon tea will certainly help you get over today’s hump!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of canola oil or other flavourless oil such as coconut)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cup of all-purposed flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds
  • White chocolate of choice to drizzle
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Line parchment paper on a cookie pan and preheat oven at 375°F
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves then put aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, oil, brown and cane sugar and vanilla extract until well blended.
  4. Add the dry mix to the wet and blend.
  5. Add the pumpkin seeds and blend again.
  6. Divide dough into 2 and roll into logs about 1/2 inch thick and transfer to the prepared cookie pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes then cool on rack.
  8. Once the logs have cooled, slice and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown. (I like mine thinly sliced but they are usually thick)
  9. Cool down on a rack.
  10. In a small microwavable bowl melt the white chocolate then drizzle over the biscotti
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle

 

Categories: All-Purpose Flour, Baking, Brown Sugar, Cane Sugar, Food, My Photography, Pumpkin, Recipes, Tea | 3 Comments

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Last week my partner suggested I try making apple fritters but after looking into it, most fritters are stuffed batters which are then deep fried and I am not a deep fried kinda gal. With the Tim Horton’s apple fritter in mind (Apple cinnamon bread-like donut,) I decided to make a sweet dough similar to sticky buns and bake it instead of deep frying it. I first tried this in a cupcake pan which turned out looking very nice but I found the distribution of the apple filling was not satisfactory. I wanted the filling to be everywhere inside and so I decided to go with a classic swirl. To top it off, I made a vanilla bean glaze which really compliments the apple cinnamon bun.

Cupcake Shaped Apple Cinnamon Buns

Cupcake Shaped Apple Cinnamon Buns

Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup skim milk powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp instant yeast
Vanilla Bean Glaze

Vanilla Bean Glaze

Filling:

  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water (consistent dependent)
  1. Apple Cinnamon Buns

    Apple Cinnamon Buns

    Add dough ingredients in order into the baking pan. Insert the pan into the oven chamber of your machine. Select Dough Cycle.

  2. Core 2 Granny Smith apples and finely chop using a food processor.
  3. Transfer the apples to a medium bowl and add the sugar, flour, vanilla and spices then blend.
  4. Remove dough to a lightly floured board; cover with large bowl and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Spread the dough into a large rectangle and spread the apple filling evenly.
  6. Roll into jellyrole-style then cut into pieces and place into prepared pan, cut side up.
  7. Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl add the icing sugar, vanilla paste and water and blend until no clumps.
  9. When the buns have doubled in size, sprinkle with cinnamon before baking at 375°F for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Let cool for a few minutes then pour the glaze on top generously.

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Categories: All-Purpose Flour, Baking, Bread, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cane Sugar, Cinnamon, Food, My Photography, Recipes | 2 Comments

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