Chocolate Pistachio Orange-Loaf Recipe

Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).

Step 2

Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Add light sour cream, grated orange peel and orange extract. Continue beating; scraping bowl often, until creamy (about 1 minute).

Step 3

Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Continue beating, scraping bowl often until just mixed (about 1 minute). Do not over mix. By hand, stir chocolate chips and chopped pistachios.

Step 4

Spoon batter into a greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (If browning too quickly, cover loaf with aluminum foil.)

Step 5

Cool 10 minutes; invert onto cooling rack. Cool completely. Stir glaze ingredients together until smooth; drizzle over bread.

**Note: For a more tender crust, do not glaze immediately. Wrap loaf in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight; then prepare glaze and drizzle over bread.

Things You'll Need

  • 3/4c Sugar
  • 1/4c Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2c Light sour cream
  • 1ts Grated orange peel, fresh
  • 1tb Orange extract
  • 3c All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2ts Baking powder
  • 1ts Salt
  • 3/4ts Baking soda
  • 1c Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2c Pistachio nuts, finely
  • -chopped
  • **Glaze:
  • 1/2c Powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2ts Orange juice

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