Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fresh Mango Bread (TWD)

Help, my hard drive was attacked by computer gremlins! For the life of me, I can't seem to locate my mango bread photos. Sorry, this lone photo is all I have to share. I'm bummed! :(

Mango Bread is this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe. Aside from eating mangos fresh or sipping a mango-rita (man, I could use one of those right now), I've never baked with this fruit. I was very interested to see how this would turn out.

I followed this quick bread recipe as written, and my only addition was topping the loaf with a lime glaze that was made with 2 tbsp lime juice (using the zested lime) and 1 C. powdered sugar.

The texture of the loaf was nice and moist, and I enjoyed the chunks of diced fruit. Even after giving the loaf a couple of days to let the flavors mature, I was a little underwhelmed with the flavor of the bread, . I was anticipating great fruit flavor from the mango and lime, but it was much more subtle than I expected.

Such a bummer...I had high hopes for this recipe. Then again, it could just be me. The hubs took the loaf to work, and he shared that it was happliy gobbled up by his co-workers.

Thanks Kelly of Baking with the Boys for this week's selection. Please visit Kelly's blog for the full recipe.

I'm curious to see how the other TWD bakers fared with this recipe. If you're curious like I am, make sure to visit the TWD blogroll.

32 comments:

Pamela said...

Computer gremlins...I can't stand when that happens! :o) The bread looks wonderful with that glaze you put on there. Fabulous.

The Food Librarian said...

I like your lime glaze! Sorry this wasn't your favorite, but it is very pretty. I hope your computer isn't sick! :)

Steph said...

The bread looks amazing! Maybe the spices or baking the mangoes muted their flavour a little because that's what I felt too.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

a little glaze--nice idea! at least your lone photo is a good one! you know, i didn't notice the lime flavor at all (in fact, i forgot it was in there when i ate it).

vibi said...

OHHHH! You glazed it... I thought about it too, but energy was low... You have more stamina than I do!

It is absolutely charming! Looks just like something coming out of a famous baking magazine!

Banjo said...

Your photo is lovely, and I dig the idea of the glaze. I agree, the taste was very subtle.. would surely add more spice the next time!

chocolatechic said...

I put a glaze on mine too, only I used cinnamon.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Uh oh, I hope you can find your photos! I love that you added a lime glaz. Since with just the zest the lime flavor was so subtle in this, the glaze would probably help that. Your bread looks great!

Teanna said...

So sorry you were disappointed by this one! Because that photo is AMAZING. Like, seriously, AMAZING! The frosting on top! The gorgeous crumb! The bits of mango! WOW!

Erin said...

Ooh, a glaze! That makes everything better! Sorry you were disappointed. It definitely much more gingery than fruity, no?

pinkstripes said...

YOur mango bread looks fantastic! I love the lime glaze. Too bad the taste wasn't up to par for you.

Cristine said...

Mmmm! I wish I would've thought to glaze the bread!

Melissa said...

Your bread looks so great with that glaze! Wish you were a bit more of a fan of it, but at least you tried it!

lola said...

I loved this bread, but I love mangos and they are plentiful where I live. I think some varieties may be more flavorful than others. The glaze - what a nice touch. I left out the raisins and let the mango sing. Also, I added chopped slivered almonds. A good resource book is, The Great Mango Book by Allen Susser. Good job!

Jodie said...

I agree- the mango flavor was underwhelming. Good call on the glaze!

farah said...

Great photo! Sorry it didn't live up to your expectations but it does look delicious!

Piggy said...

Some TWD-ers mentioned that the flavor of lime zest is not prominent in the bread, and so I think it's a brilliant idea to pair with lime glaze! Sorry that you didn't like the bread though.

Mermaid Sweets said...

That lone photo is awfully nice. I love the glaze.

Ingrid said...

I wish all of my photos looked as good as your one.

Great idea adding the lime glaze. I don't think I've read where anyone was just crazy about this.
~ingrid

Anonymous said...

no worries. your one gorgeous photo gives us the idea :)
i also did a lime topping...
erin@glutenfreewithapurpose

Jill said...

At least you have one photo. Your bread looks great with the glaze on it. And now you have me craving a mango-rita!

lasinthekitchen said...

Your bread looks amazing! I'm sure the lime glazed helped bring out the lime flavor. I agree that the mango flavor was lacking but I loved the bread anyways because of the spices used. I'd like to try it again with more mango maybe and no raisins.

Carol Peterman said...

Lime glaze is a great twist! This bread really hit the mark for me, but I think I was really happy about the nice spice flavors and didn't really have great expectations for what the mango would do.

Marta said...

Thanks for your version and review of this recipe! I'll know to tweak the flavours a bit to intesify them when I make it!
Looks lovely, though :)

bakersbakery said...

Great idea with the glaze!

Jules Someone said...

Yeah, the main flavor I got was ginger. Your glaze makes it look so yummy!

Engineer Baker said...

It looks wonderful, so I'm sorry it wasn't a hit for you.

Brisbane forklifts said...

very delicious for my eyes..

TeaLady said...

Agree on the mango flavor - was very mild. But the loaf was nice and spicy. Yours looks really good.

My computer died, so all the pics I had for future posts have gone to computer heaven. Guess I will just have to bake/cook again. **SIGH**

SUGAR B said...

Lime glaze? That sounds and looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

looks like somthing of top chef good work

Sid said...

this looks amazingly good!!

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