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.)