Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie—Fresh Mango Bread

Fresh Mango Bread
What's better than banana bread? Fresh mango bread. I used the champagne of mangoes: Ataulfo mangoes. As well, I ground up ginger and cinnamon from Montreal's Philippe de Vienne’s line of épices de cru (small-production "estate" spices). The difference between using freshly dried ginger and cinnamon and the one that's expired on your shelf is incredible. To top it off, I used farm fresh eggs from a local farmer.

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Makes 12 servings (I halved the recipe.)

Ingredients for Fresh Mango Bread
3 large eggs (I used 2 for half a recipe.)
¾ cup flavorless oil, such as canola or safflower
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 cups diced mango (from 1 large peeled and pitted mango)
¾ cup moist, plum golden raisins (I used dark raisins.)
Grated zest of ½ lime (I used lemon.)

You can find the recipe for Fresh Mango Bread in the book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or here. To see how the rest of the TWD group fared with this week's recipe, click here and then click on each blogger! Thanks to Kelly of Baking with the Boys who chose the recipe for this week.

Fresh Mango Bread ready for the ovenTasting Notes
I have flagged this recipe as a keeper. Many recipes from this cookbook have been keepers, but this one incurred a lime green stickie note to identify it as one to make again soon. In fact, it took too long to photograph and complaints were bellowed from the other room that it was getting cold and would be better enjoyed warm from the oven rather than cooling under the lens of my camera. Oh, the bane of food blogging.

Recipe for Next Week (May 26)
Beth of Supplicious selected Chipster-Topped Brownies on pages 94 and 95.

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  • 54 comments:

    Zoë François said...

    Mango and farm fresh eggs make me swoon! This bread sounds out of this world!

    Selba said...

    What a great idea, using fresh mango for a delicious bread :)

    Treehouse Chef said...

    Fresh mangos make all the difference in the world! Love this recipe!

    Jules Someone said...

    Well that looks just amazing. We didn't love it as much as your clan. Ah well.

    The Food Librarian said...

    Yes, I would have moaned if I wasn't given one of these as soon as they come out of the oven! :) These are too cute and yummy! And those eggs? Incredible.

    Eliana said...

    Your bread looks exquisite. You did a wonderful job with this one.

    biz319 said...

    Love the idea of adding mango to bread - never would have thought about it before!

    Sophie said...

    MMMMMMM...This mango bread looks fabulous! is this not a cake rather then a bread?

    Maria said...

    Looks like a winner to me! I always enjoy your photos, the bread looks perfect!

    Charli said...

    mmmm...fresh eggs, ginger, and cinnamon? No wonder it got a lime green sticky! Your pics look great--worth a bit of a wait for the food!

    rainbowbrown said...

    Glad you liked it. I just purchased some fresh eggs from a backyard chicken owner - love the things.

    vibi said...

    I would love to live close enough to farmer and get my eggs fresh! WOW! Lucky woman! ...and I love those pictures of the egg add on the road!

    Beautiful bread too! ...as usual, nothing you do turns out bad! Lucky family, you have...

    Anne said...

    Haha, I love the comments about impatient testers. I know my family tries to be patient but the men just can't understand why you would delay eating perfectly good food for the sake of a photo! Your bread sounds amazing with all those ingredients- yum!

    pigpigscorner said...

    I love mango! yum yum with the addition of ginger and cinnamon. Happens to me too, my hubs would be there complaining while I take my pictures.

    Teanna said...

    This may be my favorite Dorie recipe EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your bread looks SO good!

    Grace said...

    i'm not crazy about mr mango, but then again, i haven't had it in bread form and spiced with cinnamon. perhaps that'll do the trick. :)

    Sara said...

    Mmmmm, this looks so delicious! I definitely want to make it. :)

    Kim said...

    Beautiful pictures. Glad everyone loved it.

    Madam Chow said...

    I agree with you - this is definitely on the repeat list, and the sooner the better!

    Jennifer said...

    Did any remain for day 2? It was really good day 2, too.
    Jennifer

    Mermaid Sweets said...

    Great photos, they were worth the wait, and I have to make this again so I can try it - gave it away as gifts.

    pinkstripes said...

    Love your pictures. I loved this bread too. It was fantastic.

    Clivia said...

    Fresh dried ginger - mmm!
    Well done.

    Stacey said...

    I can see why you flagged it as a keeper! It looks amazing! I LOVE mango!

    lisa said...

    That sounds incredible with the spices and fresh mango. And, does that sign say $3/dozen? That's great for farm fresh eggs!

    Banjo said...

    Looks terrific!

    Denise said...

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love mangos..will definately try these

    PheMom said...

    Oh, I'll bet it was just insanely good with all those fresh and perfect ingredients! Especially those estate spices, wow!

    Hannah said...

    I'm not a huge fan of mangoes, but this bread sounds worthy of an exception!

    Jodie said...

    Great pics! Your diced mango looks heavenly!

    Tracey said...

    I couldn't agree more - this recipe rocked!! Your bread looks fantastic!

    Elyse said...

    Oh, Shari, you really went all out!! This bread looks fabulous. I love that you used the freshest ingredients possible; I can only imagine what an incredible flavor those ingredients imparted. I can't wait to try out this recipe!

    karen said...

    i'm with you, way better than banana bread!

    dishinanddishes said...

    This looks SO good! My hubby introduced me to mangos and I adore them now! LOVELY pics!

    Tammy said...

    I used canned mango and the bread was good, but I imagine that fresh would have been a lot better

    Katrina said...

    Well, I'm still a little partial to my banana bread/muffins, but I did really like this. Yours looks de-lish!

    dessertobsessed said...

    WOW mango bread? that sounds so good! must try this!

    Kate - Aapplemint said...

    aah now here's something i've not tried before. The eggs are so gorgeously fresh, wants to make me go to the farm n get some myself.

    steph- whisk/spoon said...

    your family's reaction to the photo shoot sounds quite like my husband's! your bread looks and sounds wonderful!

    chocolatechic said...

    Hilarious about the complaining from the other room.

    Mine do that too.

    Leslie said...

    This looks so yummy! Who wold have thought mangoes would be so great in a bread? Not me!

    Manggy said...

    You're telling me! I don't think I would have been able to wait either. Mango's definitely my #1 absolute most favorite fruit! :)

    Lexie said...

    Your pictures are amazing! And the bread looks so delicious. I have never made bread...this one sounds like a good one to start with :)

    Di said...

    That looks wonderful, Shari!

    Gabe's Girl said...

    I love fresh eggs! Way to go with this recipe. Wonderfully fresh.

    Michele said...

    How lovely that you used fresh eggs. I try to do that as often as possible. I'm glad you loved this bread!

    Desmone007 said...

    My oh my how delicious that looks! I can understand why they didn't want to wait for you to take pics... Nothing like fresh ingredients! Hope you wouldn't mind having Foodista readers directed to your blog. Just add your choice of widget and you're all set!

    Karen said...

    Love the farm fresh eggs! Glad this was such a hit!

    lasinthekitchen said...

    I just saw Ataulfo mangoes at Costco! I'll have to buy some soon because I love mangoes and haven't tried that variety yet. Your mango muffins look beautiful! I guess it'd be torture to make your family wait to taste it until the following day! =)

    Carol Peterman said...

    Yes, fresh spices can't be beat. Farm fresh eggs are pretty good too! Your bread looks delicious.

    katie said...

    Looks so good and moist. When I saw the heading for this post in my google reader I got so excited.

    I feel as if you could even puree a bit of it and make the cake super mangoe sticky icky.

    Kayte said...

    We agree...a definite keeper. Yours looks so good with all those little bits of mango sticking out. Yum! Too bad ours is all gone as this makes me want another go at it!

    Engineer Baker said...

    Oh wow, those spices and farm fresh eggs? No wonder it's a keeper!

    TeaLady said...

    It was a great loaf. Definitely a keeper. Love the chunks of mango. Beautiful