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Carrot-Tahini Quick Bread with Candied Ginger and Pistachios

One 9-inch loaf Servings

1 hour 20 minutes 30 minutes active, plus cooling

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This delicious quick-bread version of moist, tender carrot cake was suggested by Milk Street Facebook Community member Michelle Downs Matlack. Pistachios and tahini lend the bread loads of nutty notes, and candied ginger and orange bring bright, bracing flavor. Serve slices for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up alongside a cup of coffee or tea.

One 9-inch loaf

Servings

1 hour 20 minutes

30 minutes active, plus cooling

260 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
63 grams (½ cup plus 1 tablespoon) pistachios, finely chopped
31 grams (¼ cup) candied ginger, finely chopped
2 large eggs
285 grams carrots (2 large), peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 2 cups)
109 grams (½ cup) packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil
110 grams (⅓ cup) plus 2 tablespoons tahini, divided
3 teaspoons grated orange zest, divided, plus 3 tablespoons orange juice
124 grams (1 cup) powdered sugar
Ingredients
  • 260

    grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon table salt

  • 63

    grams (½ cup plus 1 tablespoon) pistachios, finely chopped

  • 31

    grams (¼ cup) candied ginger, finely chopped

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 285

    grams carrots (2 large), peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 2 cups)

  • 109

    grams (½ cup) packed light brown sugar

  • ½

    cup buttermilk

  • cup grapeseed or other neutral oil

  • 110

    grams (⅓ cup) plus 2 tablespoons tahini, divided

  • 3

    teaspoons grated orange zest, divided, plus 3 tablespoons orange juice

  • 124

    grams (1 cup) powdered sugar

Directions

Carrot-Tahini Quick Bread with Candied Ginger and Pistachios

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Reviews
Sarah R.
July 29, 2023
Lovely breakfast!
The recipe used a very different set of seasonings than what is normally used with carrot bread (cake?). It was very light, and almost refreshing. I’m very glad I tried it. Would make again.
Thea L.
October 29, 2022
Intriguing, Nutritious, Unusual
Loved the combination of tahini, orange and ginger with the moist carrot.
Donna B.
September 6, 2022
Carrot bread with candied ginger and pistachios
This is a wonderful recipe, followed exactly and was amazed at the depth of flavor.