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Saturday, May 31, 2008

How do I love thee.....Come let me count the ways

Well, for starters I like you best as you are.......I love to bite into your juicy flesh....skin and all....and keep eating until all that is left is your seed. Then, there's pulisseri, pachadi, koottan - various avatars of yours - all of which Iam equally awed by.
So when Arundati chose you to be the star of blogosphere's breakfast table, all of these dishes ran through my mind.....but there was also this feeling in the back of my mind that I should try something that I've never tried before. Well, the days passed by and I did eat a lot of mangoes, but I never got around to making anything out of it.
Things just seemed to fall into place today though, with DH saying that it's been a while since I baked bread.....and since I happened to have some wonderful smelling ripe banganapallis on hand, I thought, why not go ahead and bake some mango bread. Googling lead me to this recipe which I adapted so that I could make it entirely in the microwave.

To make microwave egg-less mango bread you need:
1 large ripe mango - skinned and cut into large chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup oil
2 cups flour (I used flour made out of a mix of seven grains - can be substituted with whole grain flour)
1/2 cup milk powder
1/2 cup water

Blend the mango, sugar, yogurt, salt, oil, water and milk powder together in a blender. Transfer it to a large bowl and add in the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix everything together well. The dough will be quite thick - infact, for a while there, i thought that I'd gone wrong with the consistency.
Grease a loaf pan with oil/non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and microwave in convection mode at 175 degree centigrade for roughly thirty minutes. Do check every now and then to see if it is done because microwaves do vary in their power output and so the time taken will vary depending on your microwave. Insert a knife into the bread...if it comes out clean, then the bread is done. Let it stand in the microwave until it cools down completely.

Fresh out of the oven....

Slice and Njoy!!!
Thoughts:
A nice, moist bread...you really can't taste the mango in it, though....So next time around I'd probably use mango juice instead of water to get more of the
mango flavour. I also want to try adding a little bit of cinnamon and some walnuts or raisins to the batter.

This is my entry to Weekend Breakfast Blogging hosted by Arundati.

22 comments:

sowmya said...

lovely cake with mango..got tto try it..

Lavi said...

Jayashree..Bread's have turned out perfect..that too without egg.
absolute mango treat here!!

mitr_bayarea said...

Jayashree-

mango bread seems very different, as you mention towards the end of the post, adding a lil mango juice may add to the taste. Definitely sprinkle walnuts, raisins etc.

Arundathi said...

i have so many mangoes at home, that i've started bookmarking every mango recipe! :) this looks great - i dont have a microwave safe loaf pan, so just gonna try this in a regular oven... thanks

bhags said...

I know it is a sin, but i hate mangoes....but your bread looks nice and soft

Srivalli said...

wonderful cake with mangoes...looks very soft and yummy!

sra said...

How unusual - I've never heard of mango bread!

Uma said...

wow, eggless bread? I love it! yummy mango bread Jayashree. Perfect entry.

Red Chillies said...

I did not even have to look at the recipe to bookmark this. Eggless and that too in MW with mango, you are my girl! thanks for this awesome recipe.

Sig said...

Mango bread, wow, that sounds delicious!!

Home said...

The bread looks really moist and delicious!

Homecooked.

jayasree said...

Yummy mango bread.. that too eggless. Bookmarked.

Happy cook said...

I have a surprise for you in my kitchen :-)

Miri said...

Wow Mango bread!! and I thought I was the only one who would sneak mango into everything given a chance!!!

Cynthia said...

A rather apt title!

Laavanya said...

Bread in a microwave?? How amazing is that and it looks awesome. After eating the mangoes in India (during our visit last month) I just can't stand the taste of the mangoes we get here.. :(

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... Mango loaf cake... Sounds so good. Looks great. Nice idea. So filling breakfast...

ms said...

Hi Jayashree, Lovely Mango bread. Thank you for your Yum Blog Award, Ive just gotten around to posting it on my blog. Thanks again!

Sireesha said...

Yummy cake with mango....Looks soft and yummy.....

jayasree said...

Jayashree, you hv an award waiting at my blog. Please take it.

Madhuram said...

That's a delicious eggless mango bread Jayashree. I have not tried a mango cake/bread so far. Actually I also wanted to prepare a mango bread for the event but was not able to find an eggless recipe. I will try it out.

Also I'm consolidating all eggless recipes from various blogs in place. Already I have a big list. If you want this recipe to be included there, submit it here
http://www.egglesscooking.com/eggless-baking-recipes/eggless-recipe-submit-form/.

Thank You.

Archana said...

Looks great. got to try out...