Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread


Well this week I am back from 2 weeks off of blogging...and must say I was pleasantly surprised by this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Fresh Mango Bread, chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys!

Mango is a funny fruit to me. It's one of these fruits I rarely have, but not for any true reason...I like the taste of it and all, and when I do have mango (usually in the form of a tropical drink of some sort, admitedly) I think to myself, "Now why don't I eat mango more?" Same with kiwi, pineapple....the more tropical fruits. Most likely because they are all products of some far off sunny spot, far from the Northeast corner of CT.

Still, for some reason I was not so sure I would like this bread--the raisin, the fruit....I must admit now I am really not very sophistique when it comes to my baked sweets...I had my doubts...Yet I am pleased to announce my horizons have been broadened...because this bread, something I thought was more in line of a dish my mom would have loved truly grew on me! (uh-oh, does this mean I'm a grown-up?)

Oh--and speaking of growing...it did just that in the oven...grew and grew and when I checked on it 60 minutes in it had spilled over the top and onto the baking sheet (thank you Dorie for telling us to put it on a sheet! I know it was to prevent burning--but in my case it saved me from a mess in my oven!)

I was so upset my camera's battery needed to recharge...I have no snaps of the bread taking over the cookie sheet, spilling over the top of the bread pan! It did look pretty cool...(ok, so maybe I'm not so grown up?!)

I charged it up in time to show the cut away photo above....the only photo I have as its 8:40pm on a Monday and I must get this posted for Tues!

Notes overall--mine was finished in about 70-75 min...and still it was a bit done more than I expected. After checking on it an hour (when I saw the blob had emerged to take over my oven) it was already pretty brown...but the flavor is amazing!

Dear Husband was not convinced it was up his alley on Sunday night (I made it Sun afternoon). He is not a 'raisin' fan and suggested next time maybe omit the raisins...but he liked it, didn't love it. Then Monday night --just 2 minutes ago actually--he was eating it while I typed this and JUST said, "I think it's even better today." And I got all excited saying how thats EXACTLY what Dorie had mentioned in the footnotes of the recipe! We loved this recipe-- and nary a bittersweet chocolate chip in sight! Now that's a week to remember.

15 comments:

Marthe said...

My muffins only took about 20 minutes and rose like crazy!! Absolutely loved this one: it's a keeper!!

Teanna said...

Welcome back! I'm glad the hubs enjoyed it more on the 2nd day! I LOVED this bread!!!

pinkstripes said...

Your loaf looks fantastic. I'm glad you liked it!

Chris said...

Ha! I felt this need to put chocolate chips in mine - it felt so NOT TWD to have no chocolate in sight! I agree with your husband - it tasted so much better the second day. Looks great!

Jennifer said...

I loved this bread, too, and thought it was excellent on day two.
But it's hard to wait that extra day!

chocolatechic said...

I omitted the raisins and added in cinnamon chips.

Flourchild said...

I only had to bake my bread for 1 hour and it was well done by then! Your bread looks great!

Cathy said...

I missed you, babe. Glad you are back in time for all this mangoliciousness. How incredible that hubs said that it tasted even better the next day WITHOUT EVEN HAVE SEEN DORIE SAY THAT IN THE BOOK??? I personally loved the raisins, but I never realized that they were controversial in any way until joining TWD.

Great mango bread!

Cathy said...

Sorry about all the botched grammar in my comment. You know how it is.

Mary said...

It is odd to have a recent dorie recipe without the beloved chocolate chips :)...good point.

uclala said...

I love the I Love Lucy photo in your blog title - it matches with how you described your bread just growing and growing! =) Your loaf turned out really well!

Leslie said...

Way to go! I'm with your husband on the raisins, so I replaced them with chopped walnuts.

The Food Librarian said...

Mine bloomed up and then crashed down! This looks great! And I'm glad you husband liked it!

Pamela said...

It did seem to get better after sitting. Glad you enjoyed it and glad to see you back!

TeaLady said...

Mango bread looks just right to me. It was yummy!!