Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Mango Bread

Just when I get going again with my baking and blogging, life takes some unexpected turns and throws me off for awhile. My mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. How a young, healthy, active non-smoker like my mom gets lung cancer is beyond me, and how it can spread to her spine, hips, femurs, neck, and brain before she even has any symptoms of being sick is even more crazy to me. She only went to the doctor in the first place because she had some back pain that wouldn't go away. Anyway, we aren't going down without a fight. She started radiation to 4 spots on her back last week, will start chemo next week, and then will do radiation on her brain the 1st of June. We have a long road ahead of us, but for now, here's some Mango Bread to celebrate some warm weather here in Utah finally.
I found the sweetest and juiciest mangos I have ever had to make this bread. I had a hard time not eating all of the mango before putting it in the batter for the bread. It was a pretty good and very easy, summery bread, but not one of my favorites. I think if I make it again, I would use less cinnamon and more mango.

For my bread I used craisins instead of golden raisins. And then after the bread had baked and cooled, I brushed on about 2 T of melted butter and covered the top with cinnamon and sugar. That definitely added a nice crust to it.

A nice pick this week from Kelly, of Baking with the Boys.


on a side note...for anyone living in Gilbert, AZ, vote for Jenn Daniels today for Town Council!!! She is my sister and I love her! She has worked so hard and has such a passion for the city and it's potential. Vote for Jenn!

18 comments:

Katrina said...

Sorry to hear about the trials with your mom. I hate cancer! God bless as you all go through this!
Your mango bundt looks awesome!

Eliana said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. Cancer sucks. Just have faith and stay strong.

Lovely cake. I really like that you made it in a bundt pan.

Teanna said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. I hope everything turns out ok!

pinkstripes said...

I'm sorry about your mother. I hope for the best.

I like that you made the mango bread in a bundt pan. It looks great.

Everyday Moments said...

I voted for Jen.

Emily said...

Where did you buy juicy mangos? I haven't had any luck.

P.S. You looked great on Sunday; you must be good at keeping your life semi-normal when hard things happen, or at least you fake it really well!

Mary said...

I will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers. She is lucky to have you in her corner supporting her.

Snooky doodle said...

Im really sorry for your mum. I ll pray for her. This mango bread looks awesome. I won t mind having a slice or two of this yummy cake :)

Elyse said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You and she will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong; let me know if you need anything. (In the mean time, your bundt does look great.)

chocolatechic said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It is a devastating thing to hear.

Your bunt cake looks fabulous though.

Ingrid said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom and say a prayer for her!

You said pretty much the same thing as everyone else. Too much spice not enough mango. :(
~ingrid

Leslie said...

So sorry your mom has to go through this. My former boss, also a non-smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer several years ago. How wonderful that you are able to help your mom and still make time for this lovely bread.

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, it is so not fair. You're so strong to keep on keeping on though.
You are a good daughter to your Mom sweetie.

lasinthekitchen said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your mom. You have a great attitude about not going down without a fight.

Pamela said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I will certainly keep her and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

And the bread looks lovely. I love that you brushed it with butter and added some cinnamon sugar on top. Great idea. Take care!!

Meg said...

We have been thinking about you guys too. Hope things are going better with your mom.

When Alyssa just saw the cake she said, "Are we going to have that for dinner?" Yeah, some dinner! She has such the sweet tooth, which she gets mostly:) from dad.

The Food Librarian said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. She is lucky to have such a loving and supportive family to help her through these times. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

I googled your sister and saw an article that she won the election! Congrats to her!

TeaLady said...

Our thoughts are with your mom and your family. Hang in.

And your bundt cake is beautiful. Love the glaze on top. Perfect.