Second bake of The Home Bakers (THB), Apricot-Pistachio-Lemon Coffee Cake, chosen by Chris of Yummy Bakes. Pistachio is not an ingredient that I use very often, mainly because they are quite costly, yes, I am sometimes that stingy when it comes to certain ingredients! I bake quite often, so budget is always on my mind, as it can be quite costly shopping for ingredients! Most of the time I ended up buying more than I need, yikes!! Almost all of the nuts here in Malaysia are fully imported, that's one of the reasons why they are so expensive! But for these, I could not find myself substitute with walnuts (much cheaper than pistachios), which I often do! So pistachios it is! I bought a small pack of 250gm since this recipe does not use much pistachios, and now I have some balance I'm keeping for other bakes! (yipee!!) !!
I like the lovely golden brown of the crust. While this cake is baking in the oven, I can smell the mixed aroma of the apricots and lemon, really nice. Apricots are my favourite dried fruit (I even have a label for apricots in my side-bar!!) and I simply love lemons!
I had this with a cup of warm Earl Grey tea.
Please visit our other baking friends at THB for this bake and hop over to Chris from Yummy Bakes for the recipe.
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