Both are a lot of fun, and even educational. I hosted Djibouti night and I think I can safely say that before I picked Djibouti out of the hat I didn't know one thing about it. I wasn't even sure what continent it's on. I'm not exactly an expert now, but at least I know it's in Africa. I can even pick it out on a map. And I can tell you what the capital is (Djibouti--yes, it's the city so nice they named it twice), and a bit about its history, culture, and cuisine.
|Where Djibouti is. Who knew?|
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one (9x5-inch) loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cardamom, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, butter, yogurt, and rose water. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat for 1 minute, until blended. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes (1 minute if using a stand mixer). Gently stir in 3/4 cup of the pistachios.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan. Turn right side up and place on rack to cool completely.