Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mango Bread (favorite recipe)

I made this sweet bread a couple week ends ago and took it with us on our trip to the Springfield flea market. Thought that it would last us for the 2 day trip - not! Didn't even make it past lunch on the first day! AND - the three of us got into a fight over the last piece!! Yep - it's that good~~~

Mango Bread
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups chopped mangoes
(I use the Del Monte mangoes in the jar
because they are always so fresh and juicy)
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup golden raisins
(going to be honest here - I use way more! I usually use almost a whole cup)
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
Beat eggs,oil, and sugar. Mix in spices, vanilla, and lemon juice. Alternately add flour, mixing until well blended. (Mixture will be thick - I usually do this by hand.)
Add raisins and well drained mangoes. Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
For me - this recipe seems to make enough for the one loaf pan and for about 2 muffins which I bake in little pudding cups - (I think this is because I add the extra raisins - oh well!)
I am sure that using fresh mangoes is probably just as good - I am just hooked on the ones in the jar!

Enjoy! Don't blame me when you can't stop eating this bread!
We are just back from our trip to Asheville, Black Mountain, the Biltmore, and lots more! (The rose garden at the Biltmore was stunning!) (My nests look adorable in their new home!) (We found some wonderful new places in Asheville!) (And - we attended the most charming Repertory Theater in Mars Hill!)
We went non stop for 3 days and I have lots of pictures and stories to share with you. Just need a few days to process it all (and I do have a job you know - so have to find time to work also!)


Shelly said...

Ohhhhhh sounds wonderful! Next time I don an apron, I'll have to try this!!!
You often say you don't know how I have so much energy....well living alone and only cooking once a week for son Andrew leaves a lot of time for crafting!
I LOVE to cook/bake,,,but don't for just me. Unless I have guests I keep it simple!!!

Hope you are getting a bit of extra time off to enjoy the long weekend. I've been working and will tomorrow, but just as well as it is so SOGGY here there isn't much going on out of doors!!!

Always love to hear from you my dear Vicki,,,love having you in my "life" albeit through our blogs!

Hugs, kisses and love to you and yours!

Jo said...

As I don't like mango, do you think pineapple would be OK as a substitute? I even lived in the tropics for 14 years but never grew to like this particular tropical fruit.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Mangoes are very popular on this side of the world. My husband just came home with a big carton of them yesterday and between him and my youngest son, they are half gone. Only mangoes I would find in a jar would be Indian mango chutny. Mmmm -- wonder what that would taste like??? While I have mangoes on hand, might have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. :) Tammy

Dorthe said...

UUHHHMMMM Vicki, sounds and looks so uuhhmmm. Mango is not easy to find here, but maybe I could use another sweet juicy fruit ?
Turing again, you dear lucky woman, I will look forward seeing where you will take me,this time,when showing fhotoes.

Love is send your way,hugs, Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Vicki,
this looks to tast so very UUUHHHMMMMM, ---not easy to get mango here, but maybe I could use another sweet juicy fruit?

On the road again you dear lucky woman, I will look forward seeing where you will take me this time to see lots of beautifull photoes.
Love and hugs, your way, dear friend.

Lisa said...

I'll have to try this! Looks delicious...can't wait to see photos from your trip! I've always wanted to make a trip up to Asheville.

Lindsay-ann said...

Glad your trip went well and you had that gorgeous mango bread to keep you going.
Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Barbara Jean said...

sounds yummy Vicki!!

thanks for coming by and commenting on my link within problem
that post was at the bottom as it should be, but some times there will be one right in the middle of my post, interrupting one's reading of it.
Guess if that is the worst thing that ever happens in blogland I am blessed!!

hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Vicki!
Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment!!
This is my first time at your blog and I need to take some time and do a little more reading! Its so delightful!
I entered your giveaway and hope to own one of your darling nests :-)
This mango bread is calling my name and I must make it and eat it toasted - oh yumm!!
Thank you so much for sharing it!
Happy Hugs,

Fearless Nester said...

You know, I've never even had a mango, but I bet I would love that bread, it looks quite good. I must look into that! I also can relate to adding a little bit more of my favorite ingredient to a recipe. ~Lili

koralee said...

Thank you for your sweet comments you left me today. You are so kind. Your blog is so so lovely..and this mango bread sounds amazing! I love Mangos..and so do my girls so I will be making this for sure. Off to read some more of your past posts and see what I have been missing. xo Have a great new week.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Mango bread, just the sound is gorgeous already. Send a slice or 4 over, please, sweet Vicki!
Hope your week is off to a great start. xx

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe, looks so moist and delicious. I'm looking forward to you sharing some travel photos of your latest adventure in a post here on this lovely blog.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me an encouraging comment on my latest project. It helps!

Jody Hammer said...

Mmmmmm, mangos are my favorite fruit!!! Sounds delicious!!! Have you ever been to the Ringling museum in Sarasota? The rose garden there is beautiful! It photographs well!!! You should come over....

I'm very glad you are home safely. Looking forward to seeing pictures of you adventure!!