So because I have so much extra time to bake lately, I thought I would include a Foodie Friday post for you lovely people.
When we were on vacation, back in October (was that REALLY almost 2 months ago?!?), at The Indigo Inn (you surely recall my trip down memory lane about Larry, right?), we had fabulous breakfasts.
Fabulous, I tell you.
My mouth is watering as I type. Don’t judge.
But…one thing none of us had previously encountered was a quick bread that was bright green.
I am talking GREEN.
But it was ah-mazing. I can’t even tell you what was so wonderful about it but it was divine.
Insert watering mouth again.
When I got home, I Googled it and found it…it was pistachio bread. And please don’t ask me HOW I Googled it b/c just now (for purely journalistic reasons…I like to be full-service, you know) I wanted to be able to report to my adoring fans exactly WHAT I Googled…but now I can’t find it.
Trust me…that was it.
So there were actually MANY recipes for it (which were actually, basically variations on a theme), but I went with the one on the Betty Crocker website. Odd, right? Nope…they are all based on a cake mix.
So while this technically may be a cake, we are calling it a “bread”…which means we are free to eat it for breakfast or a snack with no major caloric ramifications.
Don’t quote me on that last part, as I may be mistaken…it’s what I am personally claiming, but you do what you feel is best.
Two things to note: I have not made this in loaf pans as the recipe instructs…I actually used a bunt pan (which the spelling on that looks incorrect…I want to put a “d” in there: “bundt” pan. But I get a red squiggly line under it, so clearly I am mistaken…
But I still maintain that it is NOT a cake.
Also note that it is NOT bright green. Far from it, in fact…I am making the presumption that a generous amount of food coloring was added to the bread at The Indigo Inn. I don’t judge their use of artificial color…but I chose not to employ it in my cake…I mean BREAD!
I have included directions for both loaf pans (it makes two loaves if using the loaf pans) and bunt pans.
So now…without further delay: