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Jun 9, 2008 09:44 AM

Pistachio Muffin Recipe?!

Hi All,

I am seeing someone who loves pistachio muffins, and who has a birthday coming up. I was thinking it would be awfully nice of me to make him some pistachio muffins. But I can't find a recipe from a source I trust, so I humbly turn to you, the ultimate in 'sources I trust'. I think we're going for the cake-type of muffin here, and I might have to turn it green. He gets the muffins at diners and coffee shops... so that's what I'm going to try to channel. But much more delicious, of course. Anyone? Green food coloring optional. Thanks! Much appreciated.

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  1. Here is a cupcake recipe I have made several times:

    Chocolate/White Pistachio Cupcakes

    White Batter:

    8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter room temperature
    1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    1/3 cup crushed pistachios
    ¾ cups sugar
    2 large eggs room temperature
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    ½ cup milk
    1/3 cup sour cream

    Chocolate Batter:
    Same ingredients as white batter.
    Reduce flour to 1 ¼ cups and add ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground pistachios. Set aside.

    Electric mixer, beat butter and sugar till light an fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix till combined. On low speed beat in half the flour mixture, followed by the milk; end with the remaining flour mixture. Mix until incorporated, do not over mix.

    Put both batters in each cup side by side. Bake for 22 to 24 min.

    Pour Pistachio White Chocolate Frosting on top after the frosting has cooled to slightly warm.

    Pistachio White Chocolate Frosting

    This frosting works well “drizzled“ over the top, or if cupcakes do not rise above the wrappers. Stays fluid till completely cool.

    1 cup heavy cream
    12 oz coarsely chopped white chocolate
    ½ to ¾ small package pistachio pudding
    Lt green food coloring


    ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
    12 oz coarsely chopped white chocolate
    1 tsp pistachio extract
    Lt green food coloring

    Bring cream to a boil, add pistachio pudding or extract, stir, remove from heat add white chocolate, stir till incorporated. Chill 5 min.