Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD- Mango Bread

I've never baked with mango before and was excited about this week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe when I first saw it was selected. Sure enough, this recipe delivered. This quick bread is simple and easy to throw together and packs a lot of flavor- cinnamon, ginger, lime zest, and mango (am I the only one who thinks of SNL every time I see the word "Mango?")

I skipped the raisins in favor of walnuts. The one run in I had with the recipe was my stingy mango- it only gave me half the fruit the recipe called for. I just ended up halving the recipe and baking it in a smaller pan. It worked great and was delicious. I did have to tent the cake to keep it from over browning but it was yummy and quick and a recipe I'll come back to (though probably with a little less ginger and some different fruits- apple maybe next time?) Thanks Kelly for a fun choice that everyone loved. Stop by her blog for the recipe and enjoy!

34 comments:

What's for Supper? said...

Yeah....I probably should have put a tent over mine! Glad that you enjoyed it.

Steph said...

The bread looks good! I'm glad you liked it. I was thinking of adding apples to mine too next time.

Katrina said...

Yeah, what's up with the "hairy" mango? Still, the bread was good. I made a lot of healthy changes to mine and it still turned out great. Looks yummy, Anne.

Teanna DiMicco said...

Mmmm I love the idea of adding walnuts! I LOVE LOVE LOVED this bread! Yours looks great!

thegreatpantryraid said...

I also left out the raisins. The walnuts sound like a great addition!

rainbowbrown said...

I love the idea of using nuts in it. Looks wonderful!

Maria said...

The bread looks great! Wish I could have a slice!

spike. said...

I think there were a few of us thinking of mango on SNL!

Cathy said...

So glad everyone loved this, Anne! It looks delicious. We really enjoyed this here too, and I bet that it would be great with nuts!

Banjo said...

Ohhh looks lovely, and great blog!

deltawhiskey.us said...

People were twittering about Mango bread all day yesterday and I couldn't figure out what all if was about. Finally makes sense though!

~Cat

uclala said...

The mango looks great in your bread! And I was giggling a lot remembering the 'Mango' skits from SNL!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked it. Your mango bread looks fabulous.

chocolatechic said...

I skipped the raisins too.

My son took forever to eat his piece because he was picking out all the strings.

Secret Server said...

I keep finding so many great ideas for other additions. Yum, walnuts sound good. Your pictures look delicious.

Madam Chow said...

No, I think of Ze Mango, too! I added walnuts, and the bread was a hit at my house. And I just got a look at your previous post, and those little heart ramekins are so cute!

Beth said...

I totally thought of Mango from SNL, too! See my blog :-) Great pics!

Erin Orr said...

I thought of SNL, too. While I was making the batter and my husband asked about it, I couldn't resist saying, "You canna have the mango!" Yours looks delish!

Amanda said...

good substitute for the raisens - a no go for me too! and everyone seems to have come up short on the mango!

Mary Ann said...

I added nuts too. I thought it just went with this bread better. I love the streaks of mango in your bread- so pretty!
And about all the butter in next week's recipe- I just bake the full recipe as is and took it to a large gettogether! Everyone raved and I didn't have to deal with all the calories.

lola said...

As I live in mango country, Mexico, I love them. I make mango salsa, chutney, you name it. I was excited about this recipe. Your bread looks delicious. I used slivered almonds and no raisins. There are many varieties and some mangos are not so stringy. The Great Mango Book by Allen Susser is a good resource. This is a keeper recipe for me.

AmyRuth said...

Your little Mango bread slices look so happy on your Strawberry Red plate. I accidentally left mine in the oven a bit too long. I wasn't paying close attention, oops. Still it was moist in spite of my shortcomings. WooHoo. So, I'll definitely try this recipe again and I would love to add walnuts or pecans. I think that would be delish. Glad you enjoyed, even with the hairy mango. LOL
AmyRuth

Tracey said...

Ooooh fun idea to play around with some other fruits! I bet this bread would be fantastic with many things. Yours looks delicious! I loved this recipe.

Pamela said...

Oh, yeah...I thought of Mango/SNL during the entire making of this recipe. Too funny! It looks wonderful. Yeah for nuts!

Elyse said...

This bread looks totally delicious! I like that you subbed nuts in place of the raisins...totally a move I would have made as well. So glad you liked this bread so much; I'm definitely craving mango now.

Jodie said...

Great job. Good call on leaving out the raisins!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

This looks delicious! Walnuts would taste great in it. Great photos!!

Leslie said...

Looks delish, Anne! I also passed on the raisins and opted for walnuts. We really liked this one a lot (though I disagreed with Dorie and thought it was better warm from the oven).

TeaLady said...

I actually added minced ginger to mine and it added a little extra kick. Loved the flavor. Took two mangos for the full recipe.

Yours looks just perfect.

Karen said...

I loved Mango on SNL! He was hilarious! :) Glad this turned out so well!

Gabe's Girl said...

I love the platter you served your great looking bread on. It really brings out the bread! Well done.

Camilla said...

You inspired me to make this yesterday, Anne! I make a lot of quickbreads for nibbling, and I love mango--but I, too, had never baked with it. I subbed a little bit of King Arthur whole wheat flour--so yummy! My husband was skeptical, but had two slices this morning. Ha! Thanks, Anne!

The Food Librarian said...

This looks great! And I thought of SNL too!! :)

Engineer Baker said...

I love how dark and moist yours turned out - gorgeous!