|Posted by Trish on April 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM|
I have this thing for William Sonoma. I ooh and ahh at everything in the store, no matter what it is. I purchased their seasonal Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix (yes it has 2 spices in it's name) during my last visit. At $16 for a quick mix, I had to do a review.
Disclaimer: nothing on this blog is made from pre-packaged or pre-made products unless specified. 98% of my baking is from scratch. I occasionally like to check out the short cuts for fun.
-Easy to prepare. Just add eggs, water and butter.
-Pecans. These really made the texture of the bread. I will be adding these to my future pumpkin breads.
-Fragrant smell. My kitchen smelled like everything Fall while the bread baked.
-Price. This is definitely a gourmet product at this price.
-Greasiness. This wasn't due to the cream-cheese topping, but the bread itself. It left a greasy feeling in your mouth afterwards that brings on guilt, because you probably just consumed the same calories as a slice of cheesecake.
-Over spiced. There was too much spice. It overpowered and overshadowed the rest of the ingredients. I can still taste the spice in my mouth afterwards. Too much cloves, maybe too much ginger and probably nutmeg.
Overall, I don't think I will be purchasing this mix again due to my issues with the price, texture and spice level of the bread. I give it 6.5 out of 10.
William Sonoma Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread with Cream-cheese frosting