Lemon Pistachio Bread

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If you liked our Blooming Bread Recipe, you will like this unique lemon pistachio bread recipe.

lemon pistachio bread


  •  2 Lemons
  • 1/2 c Buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Baking soda
  • 1 1/4 c Flour
  • 3/4 c Pistachio nuts finely -chopped

To make Gaze

  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 c Butter softened
  • 1/3 c -water
  • 3 Eggs Cut large,
  • thick strips of lemon peel from one of the lemons.


  1. Place sugar in a bowl add strips of peel.
  2. Rub mixture together with fingers to flavor sugar with lemon.
  3. Grate rind from other lemon. Juice lemons to get 1/4 cup. Reserve.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x5x3″ loaf pan.
  5. Stir together flour, nuts, salt & grated lemon rind on a piece of waxed paper.
  6. Remove lemon strips from sugar dis- card.
  7. Beat together sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  8. Beat in egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  9. Stir together buttermilk and baking soda in small bowl until well mixed.
  10. Stir in reserved 1/4 c. lemon juice. Mix into butter mixture.
  11. Gently stir in flour mixture just until ingredients are blended.
  12. Turn into prepared pan.
  13. Bake for 70-80 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Ten minutes before bread is baked, combine sugar, lemon juice and water in a saucepan.
  15. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat simmer 4 minutes.
  16. When bread is baked, immediately poke holes all over top with wooden skewer.
  17. Slowly spoon glaze over top of bread. Let stand in pan 10 minutes.
  18. Loosen sides carefully turn bread out onto wire rack.
  19. Cool completely, right side up, before slicing.
  20. Serve with mock clotted cream, if you wish.

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