I always forget how much I like mangoes.
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Tropical Crumble, featuring mangoes and bananas, spiked with ginger and lime, and topped with a butter-rich streusel.
I did choose to reduce the amount of butter in the topping. Clearly, 4 tablespoons was quite enough. I also made it the old-fashioned way, cutting the butter into the sugar-flour mixture, then stirring in the nuts. I was out of pecans, so I used walnuts.
The crumble came out just fine, the streusel topping was crisp and golden, and the whole dish was bubbling away. It did soften up some upon standing, but that didn't affect the flavor.
On the positive side, I loved the cooked mangoes, the bananas were so-so, and I was somewhat dismayed to see pools of butter leaking out from the filling, especially when they congealed. Not particularly appetizing, even for a butter lover.
In the future, I can see a mango-ginger crumble, individual-sized, with a tad less butter in both filling and topping.
This week's hostess was Gaye of Laws of the Kitchen. I probably wouldn't have tried this recipe on my own, so thanks, Gaye, for taking me out of my comfort zone.
Head to Gaye's blog for the recipe, and to the TWD site to read the other bakers' opinions.