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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pistachio St.Patrick's Day Bread

This bread is so scrumptious and the kids love that its green...its perfect for this "FUN festive IRISH DAY". Pistachio is one of my favorite flavors...which makes this bread one of my favorites. You have to try it...you'll be glad that you did.

Pistachio St. Patrick's Day Bread
1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/4 c. oil
2 T. water
1 (3 oz) pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
1 c. sour cream
1/2-1 t. green food coloring
1 t. almond extract
3/4 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two loaf pans. Mix all ingredient together until well blended. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Julie~

24 comments:

  1. hahahaha, I love it. Never thought of doing green bread.

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  2. I made this for St Patrick's day and wrote about it here. It was a big hit. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  3. Home with a sick kid today and cant wait to make this! Might be the new "foodie" christmas gifts for the fam this year! Ill let you know how it turns out!

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  4. Sounds good. Could it be even better with pistachios instead of walnuts?

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  5. I was thinking of adding pistachios instead of the walnuts too- makes sense to me!

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  6. I have pecans on hand...how does that sound?

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  8. Do I absolutely have to add almond extract? Can it be made without it? Please let me know - thanks!! :)

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  9. Dear mysocalledfoodielife,

    The almond extract helps give this bread the "nutty" flavor, but I am sure you could substitute vanilla for it, it will just alter the flavor a bit, but I am sure it would still taste good :)

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  10. Hahah this looks fun and delicious...! xxx

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  11. I spread butter on all kinds of bread (banana, zucchini, whatever)...would that be good on this or doesn't it need anything?

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    1. Micki,
      I am like you, I spread butter on all kinds of bread. I put it on this bread as well, and it tasted great, BUT I also had some without butter and it tasted fabulous too. Whatever you prefer :)

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  12. I think I will make it in a bundt pan...

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  13. I have this recipe, way back this was called watergate cake, i do it in a bundt pan, turns out really good, i like the idea of the bread pan.

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  14. I just wanted to say, thank you so much for this recipe. I made it today, and it is AMAZING. My 3 year old keeps asking me for more pieces of bread. The only things things I did different is I used Almond Oil (from my local cake and candy store), so I only needed a few drops, and I omitted the Walnuts to help cut down on the price. Thank you again, this is one for the recipe box.

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    1. Marisa,
      You are very welcome!! I'm so glad it was a hit at your house!! Its always fun to hear from people who love our recipes. Thanks so much!

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  15. Thanks for posting this! I made some changes and blogged about my version of it here: http://heatherishis.blogspot.com/2013/03/st-patricks-day-green-pound-cake.html#

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  16. I made this for st patricks and linked it back to you on my blog thanks so much

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  17. I'm not of a baker but I'm thinking about changing my mind after your Pistachio St. Patrick's Day Bread recipe! Thank you!

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  18. We didn't get this made for St Pats, so I have it in the oven right now for Earth Day tomorrow! Smells great!

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  19. I would like my preschool class to make this without the walnuts and put it in a cake pan, so it's less cooking time and easy to cut for small portions. Do you think it would work out that way? Wonder how long the cooking time would be?

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  20. This is a good recipe! But it certainly isn't Watergate Cake (which has pistachio pudding both in the cake and in the Cool Whip frosting); the cake recipe calls for 7 Up.

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  21. Thanks for responding to my question so quickly last year Julie!! I now have almond extract, so will definitely be using it. I never got around to making it last St. Patty's Day, but will be making it today :)

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