When one of my kids is sick, I will do almost anything to make them feel better. No Thank You Boy was home a couple days last week with a hacking, coughing, achy, sore throat mess of a cold and felt just plain awful. He was not very hungry the first day of being home and mostly slept. But as he started to feel a little better and get his appetite back, it was time for me to make him a treat. Isn’t that just what moms are supposed to do?? I think so.
Poppy Seed Almond Quick Bread is a bakery delicious sweet that I knew he would like. So much so that as I was cooking for one of my personal chef clients and he was at home blowing his nose, he texted me the following message…
“that bread is awesome”
High praise from a man of few words.
So the next time you know someone who is feeling under the weather, bake a loaf or 2 of Poppy Seed Almond Quick Bread to help them get on the road to recovery. A sweet treat can go a long way helping someone who is sick feel a whole lot better.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 3 large eggs
- 1¼ cups buttermilk
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 3 tablespoons turbinado or sanding sugar, for sprinkling on loaves before baking
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of 2 (7x3 inch) loaf pans with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to just combine.
- Divide the batter evenly between the loaf pans and tap lightly on the counter to release any air bubbles. Sprinkle with the turbinado or sanding sugar.
- Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Let cool in pans 15 minutes before removing and cool completely on a baking rack. The bread will stay fresh for 2 - 3 days at room temperature or can be wrapped and frozen for up to 2 months.