This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys: Fresh Mango Bread. I love mangoes and was very curious to see this recipe. I wasn't really sure what to expect because I've never had cooked/baked mangoes before - I always enjoy them fresh.
This recipe is about as simple as any banana bread recipe, except dicing the mangoes may take some practice for those who are not familiar with eating them. If you've never cut a mango before, you can find instructions (with pictures) here.
The aroma coming from the oven as this bread was baking was wonderful. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but this bread tasted very similar to banana bread. The mangoes did impart a very subtle flavor to the bread, but it wasn't very prominent. I think I'll stick to enjoying fresh mangoes, but if I ever end up with an abundance of ripe mangoes, I would definitely make this bread again.
Thanks Kelly, for choosing this recipe - it was interesting and different. If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the TWD Blogroll to see what everyone else thought about this unique recipe.
* Recipes notes:
- My mango was just over 0.75 pounds and yielded 1.75 cups of diced mango. I would recommend either purchasing a large mango that is at least 1 pound, or at least 2 half pound mangoes.
- I had to place a foil tent over my bread about 40 minutes into baking to prevent it from over browning.
- I had to bake my bread for an extra 15 minutes before it was done in the middle.
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