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Orange Cardamom Pullman Loaf Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9x5-inch Pullman loaf pan
- Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the Pullman loaf pan with butter and line with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla extract until combined.
4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 12 slices

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 218
Fat: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Protein: 3 g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Coconut oil can be used in place of the vegetable oil.
- Almond milk can be used in place of the orange juice.

Variations:
- Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter for added texture and flavor.
- Substitute the orange zest and orange juice with lemon zest and lemon juice for a lemon cardamom pullman loaf.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure not to overmix the batter, as this will result in a dense, dry loaf.
- Let the loaf cool completely before slicing, as this will make it easier to cut.

Storage Instructions:
Store the loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat slices in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

Presentation Ideas:
- Dust the top of the loaf with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.
- Serve the loaf with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Garnishes:
- Sliced oranges
- Chopped nuts
- Candied orange peel

Pairings:
- Tea
- Coffee

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fruit salad
- Yogurt parfait

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the loaf is too dry, add a tablespoon of orange juice to the batter.
- If the loaf is too dense, add an extra egg to the batter.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing.
- Store the loaf in an airtight container to prevent spoilage.

Food History:
Pullman loaves are a type of bread that originated in the 19th century. They were originally made in a special type of pan that was designed to fit into a Pullman train car.

Flavor Profiles:
This loaf has a sweet, citrusy flavor with a hint of cardamom.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve the loaf with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
- Toast slices of the loaf and serve with butter and jam.

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Taste: Sweet, Citrusy, Spicy, Aromatic