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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Lemon Pistachio Bread ~
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup oil
2 t finely shredded lemon peel
3 T lemon juice, divided
1/2 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
1 T sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides
of an 8x4x2 inch loaf pan. Set aside. In a
medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar,
baking powder and salt. Make a well in the
center of the dry mixture. set aside. In
another bowl, combine the milk, egg, cooking
oil, lemon peel and 1 tablespoon of the lemon
juice. Add the egg mixture all at once to the
dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter
should be lumpy). Fold in the pistachios.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake
for 50 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted near the center comes out clean.
Stir together the remaining 2 tablespoon
of lemon juice and the 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Immediately after removing bread from oven
(but while the bread is still in the pan),
brush lemon-sugar mixture over the loaf.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and continue to cool on
the wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf
Use wrapping paper to decoupage a plate. Add
sliced loaf and wrap filled plate with Saran
Wrap. Add ribbon and gift tag. Decoupage
plate is for decorative use only. Wipe clean
with damp cloth.
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