Chocolate Pistachio Orange-Loaf
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c light sour cream
1 ts grated fresh orange peel
1 tb orange extract
3 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 ts baking powder
1 ts salt
3/4 ts baking soda
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c pistachio nuts, finely chopped
1/2 c powdered sugar
2 1/2 ts orange juice
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter.
Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 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).
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.
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.)
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.