Thursday, May 21, 2009

TWD Fresh mango (bread) muffins

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I was intrigued when I first found out that Fresh Mango Bread was the TWD (Tuesdays with Dorie) recipe for this week. I’ve made many banana, apple, cranberry, blueberry, carrot and even a zucchini bread, but mangos in a loaf never crossed my mind.

When I read the recipe, I suspected that the subtle flavor of one diced mango would not be very prominent in the bread, so I looked for ways to make it more mango-ey. And as my family already knows, in true Dragana fashion, I just had to put my twist to it: the raisins had to go – they’re way too pedestrian! What I found were delicious, sweet and intensely flavored dried mango pieces. To 1/2 cup of chopped dried mango, I added just enough rum to cover them. Later, I added 3 tablespoons of the soaking rum to the batter (I’m never in favor of discarding good liquor!). I reduced both the sugar to 3/4 cup and the ginger to 1 teaspoon – after all, it’s all about the mangoes, right? I came away with 12 moist and tasty individual muffins.


Thanks to Kelly at Baking with the Boys for selecting this recipe. You can find the original recipe on her blog. After the TWD chocolate onslaught in April, this was a refreshing change. Topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream, diced crystallized ginger, freshly grated lime zest and a chunk of dried mango, these muffins are a winner! Just ask Carolina!

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  1. Dragana, you NEVER cease to amaze!

    These look fabulous, I love the changes you made ~ I know I would be so happy with the flavors.

    Bravo! Pure genius!! :) xo~m

  2. We all loved them, especially, my hubby Gabe. I think he wishes you were his TWD'er!

  3. Now THAT looks great! I like the changes you made to the recipe, too. I wish I would have had this a week ago... I just had 2 mangoes go bad on me - this would have been a perfect way to use them! They're so beautiful!

  4. Odlični maffini..izgledaju rajski!

  5. Moram ti reći da u zadnje vrijeme imaš sve ljepše fotografije!
    Imaš kod mene nagradicu u postu Awards!

  6. Beautiful muffins. The topping with the dried mango. Perfect.

  7. AnonymousMay 27, 2009

    Holy cow, your mango muffins look fantastic! Beautiful! The topping totally transforms the muffin, wish I could have a taste! =)

  8. I have an award and a game for you on my blog. :)

  9. I can not even tell you how lovely this looks and the pear cake below.... wow!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Great job Dragana!

  11. i na mom blogu Astal te ceka nagradica!!!


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