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Photo One-Off: Pistachio Olive Oil Cake

Pistachio is in my top three when it comes to gelato, so Francis-Olive’s pistachio olive oil cake over at Farm to Table Geek spoke to me from the moment I saw it (on Tasteologie, I think). When it comes to fall, pumpkin yells at you, “Hey, look at me! I’m orange! Like the leaves outside. It’s fall!” But this one, the pistachios and the olive oil lean over and whisper, “Psst. Over here. No, no. Over here. It’s fall.”

I’d only planned as far as procuring the nuts, so I used Greek yogurt in place of creme fraiche and omitted the orange flower water. The orange zest on its own provided the perfect whisper of citrus for me. This came out with a texture closer to a quick bread – so heed the warning about 2 or 3 passes on folding in the egg whites. The recipe is in metric measurements, so I’ll make it again soon to figure out the US “customary” measure…sometimes I can’t believe we’re 1 of 3 countries still not using the metric system.

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  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    November 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    This looks delicious! Love all the textures and colors on top. Yumm!

  • francis-olive
    November 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    THANK YOU (a million times) michelle! i updated my post to include the sugar (how in the world did i miss that?). isn’t it funny how you can comb your post 60x and still miss something like sugar?! i love that you posted this on your site. thank you so much for the link back.

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