Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread

I had a hard time motivating myself to make this week's recipe. It just didn't seem to appeal to me and I really don't know why.

The hardest part was peeling and coring the mangos. I am very thankful for my mango corer! My mangos had great color and weren't green and yet were still a bit green underneath. I wish I had double peeled them and got rid of some of the tougher skin. I bought 2 mangos for fear I wouldn't have 2 cups with just one. I ended up with about 3 1/2 cups. I added the extra mango just for the fun of it. I skipped the raisins and the lime zest.

I made the full recipe and actually ended up with a loaf of bread and 12 muffins! My husband loved it and took the bread to his rehearsal (as usual!).

The bread reminded me of a spice cake. The texture and flavor of the bread actually reminded me of a rhubarb cake that my mom made when I was little and I loved it. I'm glad I made the bread but I think I will stick with my mom's rhubarb cake (the rhubarb is easier to cut!)

This week's hostess was Kelly of Baking with the Boys. You can find the recipe on her blog.

PS. Come back next week for Chipster-Topped Brownies and I'm next week's hostess!!!!


chocolatechic said...

I had never peeled an mango before, so it ended up mush in my hands.

I also left out the raisins and put in cinnamon chips.

Flourchild said...

Nice looking bread. I look so fwd to making your choice this week. I have been wanting to make those brownies ever since I got my cookbbok!
My family loved the Mango bread. I

Leslie said...

This looks so delicious! I can't wait to make your pick next week!!

Anonymous said...

Your bread looks gorgeous! I had extra mangoes too so I made another batch. I wish I'd use some of the extra mangoes in the original batch to get more of the mango flavor!

Pamela said...

Wow, you're bread looks so full of mangoes. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Your bread looks delicious. I'll have to check it out. I love fresh mango.

Peggy said...

what perfect bread!! Great phots. Looking forward to next week. :)

TeaLady said...

It was a very very good spice cake. It's on my rotation. Your loaf looks lovely.

And next week's is yours.... YAY!!!