This Pistachio, Fresh Basil and Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread pairs three unlikely flavors for a fun twist. The pistachio pudding and fresh basil give this bread an unexpected mellow bite, pairing savory with sweet. Our thanks to Kitchen Friend Michelle Lee for submitting this recipe!
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Basil is such an easy herb to keep on hand, and my friend Kris Bordessa of Attainable Sustainable has lots of tips if you’re ready to grow some basil of your own. Once you have some extra, you can try this Amish Friendship Bread recipe, too:
Pistachio, Fresh Basil and Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 2 small boxes pistachio instant pudding
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup basil freshly chopped
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
- Grease two large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with a ½ cup sugar.
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle with more sugar and ½ cup milk chocolate chips.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
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Question… 1/3 cup basil, before or after it’s chopped?
Has anyone tried this? I’ve got a ton of basil growing that needs used… this combo sounds so strange I’m intrigued to find out what it tastes like! 😄
Hi Tammy! It’s gonna be a 1/3 of basil after chopped. Glad you found a recipe that uses your basil!
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