Tuesday, May 19, 2009
TWD: Fresh Mango Bread
Wow, it seems like forever since I've blogged, but it's only been since last week. Maybe it's because I've managed to get myself hooked on a certain celebrity gossip blog and I haven't been giving the food blogging world it's fair share of Internet time.
(In case you're not up to speed, feel free to ask me what Brittany Spears, the hot new hotties from Star Trek, or Robert Pattinson are up to (sigh...). I got the scoop!)
I'm pretty sure none of those skinny celebs have been munching on mango muffins like the Tuesday's with Dorie crowd has this past week. Poor them! Thanks go out to Kelly of Baking with the Boys for picking the Fresh Mango Bread for our enjoyment.
I cut the recipe down and made muffins so I wouldn't have to figure out what pan size to use.
I bedazzled my muffins (culinarily speaking) with some streusel topping (made from 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut in with a pastry blender, a food processor, or just your fingers). It was yummy!
I traded the raisins for some chopped macadamia nuts, because I knew there was no chance my kids would try them with raisins. (Why does everyone hate raisins? I don't get it.) I also had to sub lemon zest for the lime zest because I've become a pro at forgetting key recipe ingredients the moment I enter the grocery store.
The verdict? They were darn good! In spite of the stringiness of the mango, which made me think I was eating short little blond hairs with my muffin, I really liked them. Someone on the TWD forum mentioned that the more ripe the mango, the more stringy it is... so I might even try these again with non-hairy, er, non-stringy mangoes.
Okey, dokey, thanks for stopping by! Please check out Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours", or Kelly's site above if you'd like to see the recipe.