Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on Pistachio Cake
She has everyone seeing green
Who thought of pistachio cake? We’ve noticed several recipes for traditional Italian or Sicilian pistachio cake. Pistachios have been cultivated in the Middle East since before 6000 B.C. The green hues of pistachio cakes are just right for ringing in the holiday season or even Saint Patrick’s Day. Meanwhile, richer recipes call for elaborate frosting while purists like pistachio cake with no icing or hardly any additional adornments.