Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pistachio Nut Bread


I cannot believe I haven't blogged about pistachio bread!  This is one of our family all-time favorites!  It is super moist and delicious.  The pretty green color makes it especially popular at our annual St Patrick's Day festivities.  My mom made it many times over the years to the delight of her 7 children and many grandchildren. When I make it now I try to always make a loaf to send to my niece Angie that lives in Chicago.  I'll send it with her mom (my sister Patty) or try to put a loaf in Angie's hands when she visits.  It is just a nice reminder of "grandma".

Pistachio Nut Bread


Cake ingredients
1 box yellow cake mix
1 (4 oz) pkg pistachio pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp almond extract
4 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil


Topping ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, chopped fine


Instructions
Mix dry cake mix and pudding mix together.  Add sour cream, almond extract, eggs and oil.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pour half the batter into 2 lightly greased bread pans (4-1/2" X 6-1/2" X 2-1/2").


Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle half of the topping onto the batter in the two pans.  Top with remaining batter.  Sprinkle with remaining topping mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until it tests done.

Ready to go in the oven!


Ready to eat!  Delicious!!!

1 comment:

Becca said...

It's like it's smiling at you! "Eat me and you'll smile too!!"