Welcome to day 27 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!
Today I baked up a loaf of Sur La Table’s Buttermilk Almond Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread, that was sent to me by my friend Karen from Savoury Table.
Not being a huge fan of mixes (with the notable exception of Ghirardelli Brownie Mix), I was skeptical. I did, however, like that the ingredients were things I would find in my own pantry, and included pumpkin (oh, thank heavens) and ginger.
It took just a few minutes to get this ready to go into the oven. The batter had a nice orange color from the pumpkin:
The bread smelled wonderful as it baked, and the family (and the dogs) couldn’t wait for it to come out of the oven. I followed the package directions exactly, and the loaf baked up perfectly:
Here it is, in all its orange-brown glory:
My friend Karen dared me not to like this pumpkin spice bread. Well, she easily won that dare. This pumpkin bread was delicious — dense, moist from the buttermilk, and fragrant from the spices, we couldn’t stop nibbling away at it, and kept going back to slice off yet another sliver. I was genuinely surprised at how good it was. Believe me — this could easily pass for homemade-from-scratch. The hint of almond complemented the other flavors nicely. In fact, I think I’m going to start adding a touch of almond extract to my own pumpkin bread recipe.
Grab a box or two while they last and surprise your family/friends/coworkers this fall with “homemade” pumpkin bread. It’ll be our secret. Thanks Karen, for this superstar of pumpkin spice products.
Rating: 5 pumpkins (out of 5)