Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD - Fresh Mango Bread

One of my favorite bloggers, Kelly, of Baking with the Boys chose this week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe. You can get the recipe off of Kelly's blog here. I couldn't wait to make this because I love any kind of fruited or nut breads! Thank you so much Kelly for a great pick this week!
It was easy to mix up and easy to bake. However, my loaf was completely baked in one hour instead of the one and a half hours Dorie suggested on the recipe.

It took two mangoes to make the two diced cups.

We had breakfast while it was baking. Then, we had a slice of this fabulous bread with some strawberries about thirty minutes after our breakfast. This could be belly fat disaster if I continue eating like this!
You do know mangoes are an aphrodisiac fruit, right? I'm just sayin. . . . be careful how many you eat!
A very long, long time ago, Rosemary Clooney sang a song named, you guessed it - Mangos
Mangos, papaya just nuts from the fire
In my house of straw I have so much more
Pie from the peach and I fix in the kitchen
Each bite is just right for your appetite
Now if you like-a the way I cook
And if you like-a the way I look
Then step inside my shady nook A
nd you'll find mangos and papayas, anything your heart desires.
Mangos, papayas, just nuts from the fire
The food is so good, you will wanna stay
Eat up and drink up and you'll think up
The day when we say preacher man, okay

My movie plug this week is Vicky Christina Barcelona starring Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johanssen, and Penelope Cruz. It is a Woody Allen film so I thought it might be too weird for me, but we ended up enjoying it. I have never thought of Javier in a sexy, attractive way, but in this movie, he certainly has a way with words. And . . it made me want to visit Barcelona really bad. Instead, I decided to work on an itinerary for our already partly planned trip to Italy. Where does all my time go? Are you like me, you just never have enough of it? Anyway, maybe some of you will see Javier as your eye candy this week. He doesn't do it for me, but the movie is good.

Now I"m off for a tour of the air traffic control tower here at the airport. Does that sound exciting? Okay I admit - I'm not excited by it. I am going as a favor to the yankee who does so much for me and he really is excited. Have a great week!

26 comments:

Marthe said...

I had no idea that mangoes are an aphrodisiac fruit!! So now I know why I'm feeling giddy.... To bad there's no cute and single coworkers around ;)

Wasn't this mango bread amazing? I added some shredded coconut and chopped pecans and absolutely loved it! Now I'm looking forward to Ina's Lemon Cake which I'll either be baking tonight or tomorrow night!

Maria said...

Love mangoes, I bet they are so good in this bread!

Cathy said...

Are you seriously touring the air traffic control tower with your hubs, Peggy? I'm going to come around to talk to you to get more information about this. Glad you liked the mango bread! It looks fabulous.

Teanna DiMicco said...

I had no idea mangoes are an aphrodisiac! I LOVE mangos! And I LOOOVED this bread!!!! Javier doesn't do it for me, either, but this bread does! haha ok I'll stop now! Seriously, though, the bread looks fabulous!

Banjo said...

Belly fat disaster.. he he.. I hear you! Well done, looks terrific!

pinkstripes said...

Your loaf looks fantastic. But as good as it looks, I love Javier Bardam even more. Sorry!

thegreatpantryraid said...

Mine also baked in less time (probably 20 minutes less?). Agreed that it was nice and easy for a change. Looks great!
(And Javier Bardem? drool...can't wait for Vicky Cristina to show up on my netflix! I think the hideous pageboy haircut in No Country... is what is throwing you off!)

MacDuff said...

Love this - LOVE Javier, and knew that I should come to your site to see mango bread how it's really needed to be done...by a Southerner!

Audrey said...

I'm looking at Javier and thinking "George looks different!" How funny...I was sure you were doing a tie-in with Rosemary's nephew! But how rude of me ...I'm supposed to be admiring your mango bread. And I do!

farah said...

There is something about Javier, and i really enjoyed the film. Glad you enjoyed the bread, i did too :)

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm a fan of quick breads and spice breads in general, too, so this was a good recipe. Your trip to Italy sounds lovely - I'm sure you'll plan it perfectly.

The Food Librarian said...

Yummy! This looks very yummy! And I think I would like the tour of an air traffic control place...but I'm a nerd. :)

Leslie said...

Ha! Yes, bread this could be very bad for the belly fat situation. I like your idea of mangoes and papaya...I wonder how this bread would be with both... :-)

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful bread.

I heart Rosemary Clooney

lasinthekitchen said...

You bread looks fantastic! Hmm, figures I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of belly fat... Love the Rosemary Clooney lyrics, I could eat mangoes and papayas all day! (and Javier Bardem totally is eye candy for me!)

AmyRuth said...

Oh thanks so glad you are up to your old tricks. Eye Candy!! I like it a lot.
Then I like the Mango bread a lot too.
What? Touring the Air Traffic Control Tower? How did you score that one? Security? You are special.
AmyRuth

Amber Marie said...

I love the Rosemary Clooney song - and mangoes! :) Hope the tour of the tower wasn't too bad and boring.

Gabe's Girl said...

I love that movie. I agree he does not do it for me either, but the movie was great! And the traffic control tour sounds amazing.

Your bread looks wonderful.

Pamela said...

Yeah, I have to get that movie from the library! I keep meaning to, so thanks for reminding me. The bread looks great!

AmyRuth said...

Hi Peggy, you weren't far off.... I'm from Texas, Waco to be exact, but yes I live in Columbia, MO currently. he he Anyway, it has been a lovely spring here and I have so enjoyed it. We have this amazing trail through town that is great for running, walking and biking, so I run on it a couple of times a week. Its wonderful. Come on up and I'll show you around. We'll have fun. :-))
AmyRuth

applecrumbles said...

Good to know about mangos. I love them fresh or dried... the aphrodisiac thing explains a lot.
Love that bread.

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

It is SO nice of you to go on the ATC tower with the man - it's even better that you'll be able to pull it off with a smile! The next time Sara asks me to go Bloomingdale's, I'll think of you...

--Nick

The Blonde Duck said...

Please tell me you get to wave the orange things around.

TeaLady said...

Rosemary Clooney. Haven't heard that name in a while. She had some voice.

Beautiful loaf. I added extra ginger to mine and loved the boost.

Di said...

Looks yummy, Peggy. I was surprised how much I liked this one. Good thing I made it into muffins, or I definitely would have kept going back for one more little sliver...

Maris said...

Yum - it's breakfast OR dessert!