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!