5 Weeks. 9 Pounds to lose. Starting…after the mango bread is gone.
Since I started posting with Tuesdays With Dorie, I’ve gained some weight. Ok, let’s be honest here – a LOT of weight. So I took a couple of weeks off from TWD – thinking that would cut it. Well, it hasn’t. So the “official diet” starts right after the mango bread is gone. And anyway, I had a mango sitting in the fruit bowl that was starting to shrivel so I couldn’t have NOT made this week’s recipe, right?
A couple of substitutions…
I know many of you make changes to the TWD recipes and I wanted to prove I could play with the big girls this week, so I looked over the recipe and thought of what I would do differently. Hmmm…what goes with mangoes… Curry! Since my ground ginger is smelling especially rank (I noticed that it came from Wild Oats – the last time I visited a Wild Oats was when I lived in Cincinnati… eight years ago…), the curry powder went into the bowl in place of the ginger. This turned out really well, but I think maybe upping the amount to 2t would make it even better.
Next up – in honor of National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15), I replaced the raisins with chocolate chips. Ok, that is not really the reason for the substitution – I found out about the holiday after the fact. Truth is, I don’t like raisins in my bread. Or cookies. I just don’t. Put them in a savory dish and I’m THERE. But I don’t like them in my desserts. I believe we have covered this in previous posts. So chocolate chips go in for the raisins . I don’t know how much – I didn’t measure. Another aside – I know I could never be a cookbook author since I belong to the “oh just throw a little of this and that in the bowl and kinda do this and voila!” camp of cooking.
Alright. Mango and curry and chocolate – now we are talking! If you’ve ever had the Vosges Naga bar, you’ll know I’m not totally off my rocker here. Alright, if you are gonna call me out, I am well aware that the Naga uses coconut, not mango, but I figure it’s similar. And I’m trying to pull off soft of an Indian flavor here. Are you feeling it?
The result? Day one it was good. Not outstanding, but a damn fine bread. Day two? Yep. This is good stuff people! I toasted it and slathered on some homemade butter and it became instant dessert. Yum!
So thanks to Kelly over at Baking with the Boys for selecting this recipe! The recipe will be posted over there. My only subs were curry for the ginger and chocolate chips for the raisins.
Ms. Pantry Raid