Tuesdays with Dorie: mango bread
I had my first experience with mangos when I was in 6th grade. They were bought I think in bulk from a jar and were my snack food during the Olympics. I was in love. Then, my grandma started putting mangos in her fruit salad. It is the best fruit salad. Then it was mango salsa. Mango smoothies. Fresh mangos. The love continued.
And this Tuesday, we come to Mango bread. I had never heard of Mango bread before, but was thoroughly excited to give it a go! I baked the bread using my friend’s silicon bread pan, so the clean up was easy (always a plus!). I wrapped the bread and waited the day like I was supposed to. So how was it, you wonder…
Well…it was good. Not gooood, but good. I generally like my mango creations to taste fresh and clean and spring-like, but I found the ginger in the recipe made the bread taste like….well, like winter. So if I make this one again, I will cut way back on the ginger and maybe a little back on the cinnamon. The texture of the bread was really good though…possibly even a little better after refrigerating a little accidentally.
I’m really glad I tried this one. Even though ginger isn’t really my thing, it was fun to make and everyone really seemed to love it. If you want to try out this recipe too, check out the book or head over to Kelly of Baking with the Boys’ blog. As the host this week she is likely to have the recipe posted sometime today!