Lucky me! This wasn't my normal week for TWD but Liz thought it would be a bit too much to make this while trying to pack for a move cross country so she asked me to fill in for her. This was actually a recipe that I thought I would make even if I wasn't the one to post on it because it looked too good to pass up!
I didn't make any changes to the recipe at all. In terms of mangoes, I have no idea how one mango would yield 2 cups of diced mango. It took me two mangoes and I was good to get as much as possible out of each one. The batter was definitely more like a dough and took a bit of mixing by hand to get all of the dry ingredients to fold in.
Once in the oven, sweet tropical smells filled my house! I knew I was in for a real treat. I baked mine for the length of time recommended in the recipe but it seemed that the ends of the loaf were over done while the center was just perfect. I covered the loaf with foil for the last 20 or so minutes of baking so I'm not sure how to avoid that when I make it again.
The finished product was wonderful! My only complaints were one, I wished I could taste more of the lime zest once the bread was baked. In the batter I could taste the hint of lime but once it was finished it seemed non-existent. Second slight issue was that the bread just kind of fell apart and was difficult to cut. It is so packed with mango that it was difficult to slice. That said, the taste more than made up for the fall-apart slices.
I actually baked two loaves and served one at a church activity one night and then at a lunch I catered the following day. It was received with rave reviews! I even had some women say that they really don't like mango at all but they loved the bread. I think that is because the mango flavor is more subtle once it is baked.
This bread was wonderful and I will definitely make it again. Thanks to Kelly at Baking with the Boys for the great pick this week. If you want the full recipe head on over to her site.