Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread


I have never in my life cooked with a mango. But I really love when the Tuesdays with Dorie selections are something other than pies and cookies. So I got really excited to give this a try. I had to go in search of mangoes, because my usual grocery store didn't carry them. I finally found them at the Fresh Market, where I can always count on finding any fruits and vegetables that aren't at the grocery store.


And wow, mango is surprisingly good! I ate several pieces of it as I was dicing it, and thought it was delicious. The bread came together very easily. My batter seemed a bit dry, even after stirring it for a while. But it tasted fantastic after it was baked. I love the flavors in it! I made a loaf for my neighbor who I owed a big thank you for watching over our house while we were on vacation, and I made a mini loaf for my hubby and I. It won't last long, I'm sure!

Thanks to Kelly of Baking with the Boys for the great selection this week. If you'd like to make this bread yourself, she'll have the recipe, so go check out her site!

13 comments:

Cathy said...

It looks delicious, Melissa! So glad that your first mango experience was a good one. I haven't done much with mangoes either, so this was fun to try. It's a keeper, I think!

Jill said...

Your loaf is beautiful! I agree that this was a fun recipe to try. I buy mangoes occasionally, but I've never used them in a recipe.

Leslie said...

I wasn't looking forward to this one, but ended up loving it! I love how TWD forces me to try things I would normally pass on. Your little loaves look delicious!

uclala said...

Your bread looks soft and delicious! Your neighbor will probably volunteer to watch your house all the time after receiving his mango bread! =)

Amy said...

I was surprised how good this came out, it is definately a nice change from the normal desserts we've been making. Yours looks really good!

Reeni♥ said...

What a nice treat for your neighbor! It looks great!

Karen said...

Love the photos! Glad this turned out so well for you!

Gabe's Girl said...

Yes, your photos are very good! Your bread looks terrific. It is nice to try something new in our foodie quest.

Pamela said...

Your picture of the bread is drool worthy! Great job. I'm sure your neighbors enjoyed it immensely.

Donna-FFW said...

What a gorgeous loaf, I love the bits og mango inside.

Elyse said...

Fresh Market always comes through in a pinch! Your bread looks awesome. I'm so glad you had such a successful first experience with mangoes! YAY!!

TeaLady said...

Looks delicious. Nice and moist. It is a great basic spicy cake, too. Glad you enjoyed it. And mangoes are good, aren't they.

Jaime said...

looks lovely. i can't believe you gave so much away ;)