Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie is from Kelly of Baking with the Boys . She chose for us to bake the Fresh Mango Bread from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. The recipe can be found here. I have never been a huge fan of mangoes. Either I get one, and it's not ripe enough and too sour, or it just seems to have an "off" flavor for me. Nevertheless, I still keep tasting them, hoping that one day I will find that "magic" mango that will turn things around for me. So I was excited to try the Fresh Mango Bread. It's a pretty simple recipe, you don't even have to use a mixer, just a whisk and a wooden spoon. The dough is a little thick, but it eventually came together.

I made a few substitutions/alterations to the original recipe.
  • I decreased the amount of white sugar from 1 cup to 1/2 cup. It just seemed like too much for me, and it would make the bread too sweet.
  • I decreased the amount of ginger from 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1 teaspoon.
  • I didn't have any golden raisins so I chopped up 1/2 cup of dried apricots and used them instead.
  • I didn't use one loaf pan, I used 4 mini-loaf pans.
  • I used the leftover lime zest and lime juice and made a glaze with powdered sugar to spread over the bread.
  • Since I used mini-loaf pans, I decreased the baking time to 40 minutes.
The bread was really tasty. The bread was sweet and the apricots went well with the mangos, which have a really nice flavor when baked in the bread. The glaze was a great addition. The tartness of the glaze balanced out the sweetness of the bread. The Black and White Banana Loaf is still my favorite quick bread we have made so far though, but if I had some mangoes on hand, I would definitely make it again. Be sure the check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see what other members did with their recipes.


chocolatechic said...

I had never eaten a mango before this.

The flavor does seem a little...off.

The bread was good though.

Leslie said...

This looks delicious! I bet that lime glaze was amazing with it (IMO, mangoes really go well with lime).

Anonymous said...

Your mango bread looks great! YUM.

Anonymous said...

I love the texture of your bread! And what a great way to use the rest of the lime. It looks soo tasty!

TeaLady said...

I made minis too. Love the little loaves. They look great.

Going to buy more mangoes today. Love them.