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Chocolate Pistachio Orangeloaf

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Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts

Ingredients:
    0.75 c Sugar
    0.25 c Butter, softened
    2.00 Eggs
    1.50 c Light sour cream
    1.00 ts Grated orange peel, fresh
    1.00 tb Orange extract
    3.00 c All-purpose flour
    1.50 ts Baking powder
    1.00 ts Salt
    0.75 ts Baking soda
    1.00 c Semi-sweet chocolate chips
    0.50 c Pistachio nuts, finely
    -chopped
    **Glaze:
    0.50 c Powdered sugar
    2.50 ts Orange juice

Directions:
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). 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.


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