Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD - Fresh Mango Bread

Fresh Mango Bread. My co-workers have become accustomed to my TWD treats and have in fact, come to expect them. When I announced this weeks recipe, the first words out of our office managers mouth were "Did you get to pick?" I love mangoes. Love, love, love mangoes. Alas, this weeks recipe was chosen by Kelly from Baking with the Boys. Kelly is my hero!


I spent the first 18 years of my life growing up in Michigan before I headed to Miami for college. Among the many wonderful things I discovered in college, mangoes topped the list! It was hard to leave behind my beloved fruit when I moved back to Michigan. I am taking my son to Disney World at the end of June. Forget about the Mouse - can someone please direct me to a farmers market or a produce stand? I'm bringing an extra suitcase.

A fresh, juicy mango, freshly plucked from the tree is absolute bliss. It has been suggested that mangoes are best eaten in the bathtub and while I have never eaten one in a bathtub, I often suck on the pit while leaning over the kitchen sink. Yes, I'm a heathen!


OK - on to the mango bread. This bread recipe is fantastic! The combination of ginger and fruit chunks was sublime. I intend to make this bread frequently. My official taste tester thought it was delicious but I've been hoarding this one from my co-workers. I may share a few slices tomorrow! I managed to find some wonderful ripe mangoes at Whole Foods and the hardest part of this recipe was actually put the fruit into the dough instead of into my mouth! I fell a little short of the 2 cups of fruit that the recipe, uuummm ... suggested.

Please visit Kelly's blog for the recipe and the TWD Blogroll to check out the rest of the TWD bloggers. Now if you'll excuse me, that mango in the first photo has yet to be eaten ...

8 comments:

Megan said...

Ah, a fellow mango lover. I am guilty of sucking on the pit as well.

Shameful, I know.......

vibi said...

I'll say like you... a total contrast Michigan-Florida!!! lol

Nevertheless, you managed to bake a super great looking mango bread!

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful.

So glad you liked it.

Leslie said...

Great looking bread! I grew up in Miami but never appreciated mangoes (I even had a tree in my backyard) until after I moved to California.

pinkstripes said...

I heart mangoes too. YUM. Your bread looks delicious.

uclala said...

Your mango bread looks moist and delicious! I was also leaning over the kitchen sink with the mango pits...

The Food Librarian said...

Looks great! My co-workers follow the TWD baking schedule as well! :)

TeaLady said...

Beautiful tart. Love mango. And over the sink is the BEST place to suck on the pit.