Chocolate Pistachio Orange-Loaf (#1892)

Serves
Ready
16
1.4
Hours
Prep
Cook
15
Minutes
1.2
Hours
Categories
Breads Cakes Chocolate Desserts
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter softened, or half canola oil and half butter
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Light Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest fresh and grated
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Extract
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour or half whole wheat and half white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips (Semi-Sweet)
  • 1/2 cup Pistachio Nuts finely chopped

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Orange Juice

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° f (180° c).
  2. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter.
  3. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  4. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Add light sour cream, grated orange peel and orange extract.
  6. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy (about 1 minute).
  7. Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  8. Continue beating, scraping bowl often until just mixed (about 1 do not over mix.
  9. By hand, stir chocolate chips and chopped pistachios.
  10. Spoon batter into a greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.
  11. 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).
  12. Cool 10 minutes; invert onto cooling rack.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Stir glaze ingredients together until smooth; drizzle over bread.
  15. **note: For a more tender crust, do not glaze immediately. Wrap loaf in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight; then prepare glaze and drizzle over bread.
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