Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread



Mangoes and I have an interesting relationship. I like them when I eat them, especially sprinkled with lime juice, but for some reason, I forget that I actually like them, so I tend to pass them by. There is no explanation.



This week, Kelly from Baking with the Boys, chose Fresh Mango Bread for our Tuesdays with Dorie blog event. I debated with myself, trying to remember if I liked mangoes, and finally decided that one of the purposes of this group is to stretch your wings and try new things. :)


So, being the good girl that I am, I made the bread. Since my one ripe mango produced only one cup of diced fruit, I halved the recipe and baked the bread in some mini-loaf pans I had. Also -- and don't faint with this revelation -- I added the golden raisins. It seems I don't mind golden raisins in my breads, but heaven forbid if any kind of raisin ends up in my cookies or cakes. Again, there is no explanation.



Some of the TWD bakers thought the ginger-cinnamon spice combination was somewhat overpowering. Not me. I love those spices and can never have enough. I thought they added just the right amount of flavor to complement the fruit.




So, there it is. Mango bread. I froze one loaf immediately because it was so delicious that I feared for its existence. Good plan, too, since the first loaf disappeared in the blink of an eye, hence no photo of the interior.



My dear neighbor loves mango, and was hoping to try some of the bread. She will have to wait until the second loaf thaws, and then speedily get her piece before that loaf, too, becomes history.



Did the other TWD bakers like the Mango Bread? Tune in to their blogs to find the answer.



(And, yes, that last photo is particularly hideous, but it did show the mango in its true yellow color unlike the other photos. I haven't yet figured out why reds and yellows sometimes come out looking a bit funky after processing in Photoshop.)

11 comments:

Chris said...

I didn't get enough mango out of mine either - but instead of doing something smart like halving the recipe, I just baked the whole thing. Glad you enjoyed it!

Megan said...

Is the other loaf hiding in the back of your freezer with a sign saying "Don't eat me!"?

Madam Chow said...

I made the full thing, and had to freeze most of it because I was making a pig of myself.

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad it was a success. YUM!

chocolatechic said...

Looks wonderful.

Kara said...

Hah. I said the same thing on my blog post. I "tested" a bite ... and the next thing you know, I'd eaten 2 whole slices. Dangerous stuff, this bread!

The Food Librarian said...

Looks great! I thought the spice blend was great...but then I guess we are both spicy girls! :)

Pamela said...

It was very good and I had to share for fear that I might inhale it all!

TeaLady said...

I also thought it was a great basic loaf. Wonder how it would be with other fruits, altho the mango was great.

Beautiful loaf.

Engineer Baker said...

My mangoes were especially stingy as well, but it's okay - that's one beautiful bit of bread!

Bungalow Barbara said...

Yum! Aren't mangoes great in quick bread?