Decided to experiment with a recipe using mango’s. I’d gone to the market and found them for a good deal and while they’re terrific by themselves, I wanted to make a bread with them but I couldn’t find one. So this is what I came up with. I went along a pound cake version so it’s a heavy batter. I found that it only gets better each day. The full recipe I developed ended up making a bundt and a loaf pan- so I’ve cut it down to make a single bundt portion. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
2/3 c. toasted walnuts
1 stick butter, softened
2 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 c. buttermilk
2 c. diced mango
2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325º. Grease n flour a bundt pan and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a mixer and add lemon juice. Add one egg at a time and blend. In a small bowl combine the buttermilk with the baking soda. Now add this to the diced mango and let sit for 2 minutes. When ready, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and then stir in the walnuts.
Pour into the bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour or til done, (test with toothpick).
Cool for 10 minutes in pan on rack and then remove from pan and continue cooling on rack.
to toast walnuts…place single layer on a cookie sheet and toast in a 350º oven for 2-4 minutes
make sure to GREASE and FLOUR pan (or else)
Store leftovers in an airtight container