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Pistachio Bread: A Sweet and Salty Delight

By Emma :

Everyday Culinary Delights👩‍🍳

Pistachio Bread: A Sweet and Salty Delight

Oh, how grateful I am to have you here! Thank you for joining me once again in my cozy little kitchen corner of the world. Today, we have something truly special that combines sweet, salty, and absolutely delightful flavors into one amazing loaf. Yes, we’re talking about Pistachio Bread!

This isn’t just any bread. It’s a heartwarming blend of crunchy pistachios and a soft, tender loaf that fills the air with its mesmerizing aroma as it bakes. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a light dessert, this Pistachio Bread will win hearts and earn you rave reviews from friends and family. Let’s dive into the making of this irresistible treat!

Ingredients

To start, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for added flavor

How to Make Pistachio Bread

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper to ensure easy removal.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pistachio pudding mix.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, oil, and sour cream until well combined. If you’re using almond extract, add it here!

Step 4: Combine and Fold

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped pistachios, ensuring not to overmix.

Step 5: Bake

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Cool

Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Helpful Tips

  • Check for Doneness: Use a toothpick to check if the bread is done. If the toothpick comes out wet, give it a few more minutes.
  • Chop Nuts Uniformly: For even baking and texture, chop your pistachios uniformly.
  • Avoid Overmixing: To keep the bread tender, mix the batter until just combined.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Nut Variations: Feel free to substitute pistachios with walnuts or almonds if you prefer.
  • Add Fruits: Mix in a half cup of dried cranberries or cherries to add a sweet, tart flavor that complements the pistachios beautifully.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this bread gluten-free? Absolutely! Substitute the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free blend.

Can I use a different type of pudding mix? Yes, if you’re not a fan of pistachio, try using vanilla or almond pudding mix for a subtle flavor change.

Storage Instructions

Store Pistachio Bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or refrigerate for a week. For longer storage, wrap it well and freeze for up to 2 months.

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Thank you for baking along with me today! I hope this Pistachio Bread brings as much joy to your table as it does to mine. Isn’t it wonderful to share such delicious creations? Remember, the kitchen is not just a place to cook, but a place to create memories. Keep baking, keep smiling, and as always, stay passionate about your kitchen adventures!

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Pistachio Bread: A Sweet and Salty Delight

Pistachio Bread: A Sweet and Salty Delight


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

Pistachio Bread blends the rich flavors of pistachios with the soft texture of freshly baked bread, creating a sweet and salty treat that’s both satisfying and unique. Perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, this recipe offers a delightful twist to traditional breads, infusing every bite with nutty goodness.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and greasing a 9×5 inch loaf pan or lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pudding mix.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and sour cream. Add almond extract if using.
  4. Combine Mixtures: Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in the chopped pistachios.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool: Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Checking Doneness: Insert a toothpick into the center of the bread; if it comes out clean, the bread is done.
  • Nut Options: Substitute pistachios with walnuts or almonds for a different flavor profile.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve this bread warm with a spread of butter or a drizzle of honey for added sweetness.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg

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