Tuesdays With Dorie – Fresh Mango Bread

by Jessica on May 19, 2009

As the second grandchild in my dad’s family, my grandmother already had a ‘name’ when I came along. My aunts wanted her to be known as “Grandmother”, so my cousin obeyed accordingly. However, I was of a different mind and wanted to call her something else.

Mango Bread 1

Since 1983, my grandmother has been known as “Mango”. At first, she didn’t like it and occasionally wouldn’t even answer to it. But, after a trip to the salon where her hairdresser told her that it was a fabulous name, she latched on to it and never let go. Not only is she known as “Mango” to the family, but all her friends and neighbors call her that as well. To this day, no one (not even me) is sure where the name came from… what can I say, I’m just cool like that. 😉

Mango Bread 2

So, when I heard that Kelly of Baking with the Boys had picked Dorie’s Fresh Mango Bread, I immediately thought of her. Unfortunately, she doesn’t live next door to me anymore, so she didn’t get to try a (delicious) slice… but, when I told her about it the last time we had lunch, her face lit up with a huge smile and we both knew why.

Mango Bread 3

So thank you, Kelly, for making “Mango” smile. 🙂

Fresh Mango Bread (pg. 45)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marthe May 19, 2009 at 4:54 am

There’s worse nickname to be had!! I love the story!! Also loved this mango bread!


2 Kayla May 19, 2009 at 9:08 am

What a cute story! The bread looks great!


3 Amy (Sing for your supper) May 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

Hahaha – how cute! I had forgotten you called her that! Fabulous looking bread – and what a gorgeous pink platter! 😉


4 Teanna May 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

What a nice story!! “Mango” would have loved this mango bread! I loved this one, for sure!


5 Kim May 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

Great story. Your bread looks great.


6 Amy May 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Nice story. You’ll have to bake her a loaf sometime!


7 Erin May 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Such a cute “Mango” story. You should ship her a loaf.


8 Kayte May 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm

LOL for Mango. Very cute. Alex started calling my sister Karen “Julie” when he was about two and no one has a clue why…it stuck…we all call her Aunt Julie. LOL. Families are like that…we just go with the flow. Would you look at those thick slices of that wonderful bread…not showing this to the guys or they will think all their slices should be such thickness! It was really really good bread and I will make it again, too.


9 Mermaid Sweets May 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

That is such a cute story, the bread looks great. Glad it made mango smile.


10 chocolatechic May 19, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Lovely story.

Your bread looks wonderful.


11 Chris May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Hmm…maybe some day she’ll cave and let y’all know where the name came from. Great story and fabulous pix!


12 Joelen May 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

Looks like it turned out perfectly!!


13 uclala May 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm

That’s a fun family story! Are those manila mangoes? I saw those at the market but had never had one before so I used the other, more familiar type. I love the thick slices of your bread!


14 hornedfroggy May 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

Good question! I just picked them up at Market Street thinking they were regular mangoes… but after a trip to Walmart last night, I noticed a different type. I’m not sure which these were, but they were yummy! 🙂


15 Leslie May 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Aww! What a sweet story! And your mango bread is beautiful (and so nicely photographed, too!)


16 Jill May 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Yum, your bread looks great. Mango is a really cute nickname!


17 Lillian May 21, 2009 at 7:03 am

Love those thick slices — I had to cut mine much thinner to make sure there was enough to go around!


18 pamela May 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm

What a great story. I have a friend who’s grandma is known as “Mongee” to everyone and anyone she meets. Those kinds of different names are fun! Your bread looks great and I the June recipe you chose looks wonderful, too!


19 Caitlin May 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

What a wonderful story! And some delicious looking bread.


20 teaandscones May 24, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Funny how we pick names for our grannys. Love Mango.

Your loaf looks great.


21 Stacey May 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Where’s the recipe? It doesn’t tell how to make it!


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