I was very lucky a few weeks ago to receive a box of goodies from Why Nut. They sell nuts and nut pastes. My box of goodies included some whole pistachios and pistachio paste so a cake had to be baked.
I had never heard of nut paste before so wasn’t sure how to use it. I did a bit of online research and still didn’t find much information so I decided to just go for it and bake a cake. I couldn’t find any recipes so put one together myself.
I found there were lots of pistachio bundt cakes online but they were all american ones which used a white cake mix with a pistachio pudding mix so not very helpful to me with a cupboard full of sugar and flour!
300g caster sugar
300g softened butter
225g self raising flour
100g pistachio paste
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons milk (I used semi skimmed)
green food colouring (I love green but think I might have put a little too much gel colour in this cake)
Glace icing and pistachio nuts for decoration
Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs one at a time. Pour in the dry ingredients, milk and food colouring and beat until combined. Add the pistachio paste and mix gently.
Pour into a floured and greased bundt tin (or two lined 20cm cake tins)
Bake for 50 minutes at 170 degrees
I roughly chopped some of the whole pistachio nuts to decorate the top of my cake along with some white glace icing. This is made using icing sugar with a small amount of cold water. Add the water in small amounts to ensure it’s not too runny.
More information about Why Nut’s products can be found at http://www.whynut.co.uk/
Their pistachio paste was a really easy way to get a great taste into my cake giving it a smooth texture but with all the flavour of the nuts.
I was not paid to make this review and all comments are my own.