This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys. It is located on page 45 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours. When I saw this recipe was listed the first thing I thought was, “I had no clue this was even in the book.”
Before I made the recipe I started looking through what some of the other members did and a few people added coconut and I thought that was a great idea. I didn’t want to add too much because some of my friends don’t really like the texture of it, so I only added 1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut. I also reduced the amount of cinnamon and ginger since some individuals thought it took away from the mangos. I think I ended up using 1 tsp ground ginger and 3/4 tsp cinnamon. I also decided that muffins were the best option for these babies because it would photograph better and you could just grab one and walk out the door. In an essence it is a convenience food for me 🙂 To make the muffins look prettier I sprinkled the tops GENEROUSLY with sugar 🙂
When they came out of the oven they were fantastic. I had a small muffin warm and another one at room temperature and they were just as good. I ended up making 6 giant muffins and 4 regular sized muffins. The giant muffins baked for 35 minutes at 350°F, the last 15 minutes I covered them in foil so they wouldn’t brown too much. The regular muffins baked for 20 minutes at 350°F.