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!!!!