Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mango Cardamom Bread

Move over banana and zucchini bread! Mango Bread is taking your space now!



I do not buy mangoes from the supermarket as most of them are not as sweet as the one we get back home. As far as I am concerned nothing can beat our indian mangoes! we have Alphonso and in the south the juicy banganapalli, rumani, neelam, imam pasand, naduchalai....How many varieties we have! Unfortunately we have a limited options here. But thanks to canned mangoes ,we can get the home flavor all through the year.

Anyway i had these plump mangoes sitting in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
After searching on line, I modified Dorie Greenspan's mango bread and made this. The original recipe called for raisins, ginger powder etc..I did not have those with me and replaced it with cardamom powder ( my favorite) and used cashewnuts. I used 2 mangoes and one of them was a little tart. The addition of raisins could have made it tad sweeter I guess!
It tastes awesome and i am taking this for a my co workers leaving party at work.



Get Ready:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 & 1/2 cup All purpose flour/ maida
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cashews broken
  • 2 cups diced mangoes ( i used 2 mangoes)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Go:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan or any baking utensil you have and dust with flour.
  • Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cardamom powder, cinnamon.
  • Beat eggs and oil till combined
  • Add sugar and brown sugar and combine well.
  • Add the flour, cashews,mango, vanilla, lemom zest and fold till everything is combined. do not over mix.
  • The batter will look pretty thick, but do not worry.
  • Transfer to the baking pan and bake for 45- 50 mins or till the centre comes clear when a tooth pick is inserted.
This is my first attempt to bake from Dorie's collection, and I am happy that I did it.

So my fellow mango lovers,what are you waiting for??




Enjoy! I am gonna try an eggless version and also use kesar mango pulp the next time i mkae it.

14 comments:

  1. @ Kairali sisters, kirthis ktchen & Priya sreeram

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  2. nice looking bread, loved the cardamom flavour in it priya and i think comment problem is ok now - will chk it anyways !!

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  3. Omg, bread looks absolutely divine with those mango bites..I'll happily have some slices rite now..beautiful bread..

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  4. Any left over cake slice for me dear? :-)Mango bread sounds too good. My kind of bread

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. mango bread looks yummy...love 2 grab one slice..:)

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  6. Delicious looking bread,flavorful and really tempting..

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  7. wow, love the idea and love those mango chunks in the bread :)

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  8. bread looks so yummy..flavourful bread and liked adding diced mangoes..wonderful !! following u..drop at my space as time permits..

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  9. Sounds wonderful ~ summery n delicious!
    US Masala

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  10. Such a light & flavorful bread!!! Love the cardamom flavor in it :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. looks perfect and very tempting dear :)

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  12. Mmmm...sounds healthy n flavorful..:P

    Tasty Appetite

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  13. wow yummy tempting recipe...adding mango made it flavorful!!!!!!!
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