Tuesday, May 19, 2009
TWD: Fresh Mango Bread
Look at me posting this TWD recipe on Tuesday, with almost an hour to go! Almost didn't happen even though I baked these Fresh Mango Bread loaves the day before mother's day because of my super sucky computer. Feel like a real life commercial of the Mac (which my husband uses many of and thinks only sane rational people use) vs. my struggling, not doing so well but relatively new desktop PC - wahhhhaaaa. So, we'll see what we do about that - a Mac convert in the making, just maybe.
So, this week's recipe was chosen by Kelly of Baking with Boys and you can get the recipe here. It is basically a spiced cake with chopped fresh mangos in it. It also called for raisins, but like many of you out there, that generated a yuck response to me. So, I substituted in chopped dried apricots. I doubled the recipe (sending my husband back to the store for one more mango because I misread the recipe, for his third time at the store that day - I am a very lucky woman), so that I could give one to my mother-in-law and one to my sister-in-law as mother's day presents. So, no inside the bread photos.
I had a little bit of an issue with the baking time. First, I set the timer, and forgot to turn it on (have done that way too often sadly). Second, we went to lunch in the park because it was gorgeous out and we are about to get our lovely foggy cold summer here in SF, so it was hard to leave the sun, meaning I started baking these breads a little over an hour before we were supposed to be across the city. I thought I could just be a tad late to dinner - since I would be gift in hand, but then realized I couldn't really pull it out of the oven and run - how would I package it up steaming hot? So I left the breads, slightly underdone, and then stuck them back in the oven when I got home that night.
My mother-in-law seemed to like the bread a lot. The other bread never made it to my sister-in-law, it got mis-delivered to another (well deserving Mom, who unfortunately left town the next morning so not sure what its final fate was - oh well). I LOVE mangos and many of my fellow TWD'ers liked the bread a lot, so I will do another double batch soon - one for me and one for my sister-in-law.