Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 package Hot roll mix
¾ cup Natural American pistachios, chopped and divided
1/3 cup each Seedless raisins, dried currants and minced mixed candied fruits
½ cup Powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons Hot water
2 teaspoons Butter or margarine
¼ teaspoon Vanilla
Prepare dough as directed, adding egg yolks with liquid; beat well. Fold in 2/3 cup pistachios, raisins, currants and mixed fruit. Grease and flour 2 ½ to 3 quart Turk’s head mold or 10 inch tube pan. Spoon dough into prepared pan; cover and let rise according to package directions. Bake at 400° F. 10 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350° F. and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and dough springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack. Combine powdered sugar, water, butter and vanilla; mix until smooth. Pour over hot bread. Serve warm. Sprinkle remaining pistachios over glaze.