Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD: Fresh Mango Bread

Let me start off by saying that I am so glad I didn't miss this week! This week's pick was made by Kelly of Baking with the Boys. It was a great pick by Kelly, everyone seemed to love it! I made lots of changes and I'm glad I did because it turned out really well.

I wasn't too wild about adding raisins so instead I added coconut. I also decided to add a cup of macadamia nuts because I thought that the crunch of the nuts would be a nice contrast to the soft mango. I left out the ginger and only used half the amount of cinnamon. I ended up with two loaves because I was afraid that the batter would be too much for one pan. It works out better this way anyways because now I can give one away and so that means less for me to eat! Which is a good thing since summer is right around the corner.

Go check out Kelly's site for the yummy recipe and check out what other bakers have done this week.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TWD: Tartest Lemon Tart

This week's pick was made by Babette of Babette Feasts. I was a little hesitant to make the tart this week but since I skipped last week I decided that I would make it anyways. I should have listened to myself. I wasn't a fan of the tart although my friend liked it so he got to eat it all by himself. It was super simple to make the filling and a little challenging to make the tart dough in my mini food chopper. One day maybe I will get a real one!

I had read that lots of people thought that the tart was too bitter. I did cut off the ends of the lemons so that would reduce the amount of pith and hopefully make the tart less bitter. I also added more sugar but it didn't help the bitterness enough for me. I'm glad I only made half the recipe. I used my mini spring form pans, but it seemed to take forever to bake so please excuse the dark crust! Hopefully I will have better luck with next weeks recipe!

Go check out what other bakers have done this week.