Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread (with Strawberries)



I was a little hesitant about this week's recipe because I've never cut up a mango before. But luck was with me Saturday morning before I made this. We were watching Giada at Home and she  demonstrated how to cut a mango, what are the odds! So, using what I learned from my fav Italian chef, I tackled this recipe feeling fairly confident... and it turned out great! 

It was really easy to throw together, smelled awesome as it baked, and has a great taste. My only problem was that my mango didn't produce enough fruit for the whole recipe. I had read on the TWD site that this could happen so I got an extra mango and it still wasn't enough. So to try to keep this from getting too dry or boring I added in about a cup of diced strawberries, which taste awesome with the mangoes. I will definitely be trying this recipe again.

Kelly of Baking with the Boys picked this recipe, check out her blog for the recipe and all the awesome things she has made. And see how all the TWD bakers handled this one, it sounds like there are some interesting variations out there (I heard mention of some muffins and some bakers adding in chocolate chips).

Fresh Mango Bread from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 45.

10 comments:

Teanna said...

I am so glad that the baking gods put on that episode of Giada when you had to make mango bread! It's a sign! I LOVED this bread... SO much. Yours looks delicious!

Christina said...

Oh my. This looks yummy. I might have to try this out this weekend.

That Girl said...

I love mango, but cutting it is such a pain. Alton Brown has a trick using corn holders I keep meaning to try.

hornedfroggy said...

YUM! I love strawberries - I bet they were fabulous with the mango! :)

chocolatechic said...

I so wish I could have seen how to cut a mango.

I ended up with mush...sigh.

uclala said...

Mangoes and strawberries - sounds delicious! Looks delish in your bread!

rainbowbrown said...

Looks good!

Ashlee Wetherington said...

Just saw your Illini comment... we actually just applied for 2 jobs at Illinois, so maybe we'll be joining you :) It's funny, I was born and raised an Ohio State fan, now I'm an IU fan, maybe I'll become an Illinois fan... I'm so confused... haha

Joelen said...

Mmm mangoes and strawberries are perfect for this bread - nice job!

TeaLady said...

It's baking karma. Looks delicious.