May 19, 2009

TWD: I am the MANGO...

I am THE MANGO!

This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Kelly, of Baking with the Boys. It was a great choice, after a really chocolate-intense month filled with cakes, tarts, puddings, creams, etc. However, as soon as I saw that it was Mango bread, Chris Kattan immediately came to mind. I just loved his character of Mango, the exotic dancer on SNL. Anyways...I digress...

I recently finished up my part-time job, so I found myself with my Monday evenings wide open once again. I missed that me-time and I'm so glad to have it back! In celebration on my first free Monday, I went to the gym, went food shopping, came back and cleaned the kitchen, whipped up a delicious dinner of Tamale Pie and Zero Point Vegetable Soup and then...Mango Bread! I was so proud.

And the bread was so yummy. The batter just kept getting into my mouth. Honestly, I have no idea how that happened. I added in some small pieces of candied ginger for a spicy kick and left out the lime zest. The mango, cinnamon and brown sugar are a great combination and made the house smell amazing.


This recipe was a perfect way to celebrate spring with a fresh and spicy sweet treat! And maybe some cross-dressing exotic dancing. But ya know..whatever you're into.

13 comments:

Nicole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My house smelled so good when I made my bread. I like the idea of adding candied ginger. I left out all of the ginger and it was good that way too.

Madam Chow said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I added some candied ginger, too, and this bread was a big, big hit at my house. I'm surprised it was so good!

Cristine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your bread looks fantastic!

pinkstripes said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your loaf looks fantastic. I'm glad it was a success.

Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The picture made me laugh. I loved Mango on SNL too. Great looking bread too.

Beryl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I totally forgot about that skit! Awesome!

Banjo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh your bread looks divine! Yum!!

Jodie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lol- I love that Chris Kattan character. Your bread looks great too!

Joelen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lol - funny how you posted Chris Kattan because I was thinking about him while I was making my bread!

lasinthekitchen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, your bread looks amazing with the mango chunks on display! And I was giggling a bit thinking of Mango from SNL while baking this!

Erin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's so nice to have more time for baking! Glad your bread turned out so well!

Engineer Baker said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous - love the addition of candied ginger!

TeaLady said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Look at those beautiful chunks of mango. This was a great spicy loaf and is on my rotation too. Glad it all worked for you. Yummy!