Mangoes are the such a big part of Indian life – there are as many varieties as there are apples in north America. No doubts we miss the kilos and kilos of mangoes we consumed back home in summers. To compensate for that, there is canned mango pulp available in Canada – which surely does not make up for the original aromatic fruit, but is ok for a substitute in cooking and baking. The first can of pulp that i bought was used in creating this loaf – a combination of mangoes and chocolate gives it a delicate aroma and flavor.
Recipe source – Spicy Treats
Dry ingredients –
All Purpose Flour/ Maida – 2 cups
Baking Powder – 1 and 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Wet ingredients –
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Oil – 5 tbsp ( used light tasting olive oil we get from Costco)
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Mango pulp – 1 cup ( i used the canned Deep brand Sweetened Kesar mango pulp)
Milk – 1/2 cup
Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup (mix in 2 tbsp warm water)
1. Grease a 9 by 5 loaf pan with oil/ butter.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl – it is great if you can sieve them, else just use a fork to make sure everything is evenly mixed.
4. Whisk together all wet ingredients till they blend well. Add in the dry ingredients in two parts to make a lump free batter.
5. in a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder with warm water to make like a smooth paste.
6. Take part of the batter you made in step 4 in another bowl and mix in the cocoa paste, to get the chocolate batter.
7. Now, in the loaf pan, add the mango batter and layer the chocolate batter above it. Or based on how fancy you want to go, add them by dollops till both batters are finished.
8. Bake in the preheated oven at 350F for 50 to 55 mins.
9. Let it cool, slice and enjoy!