Mango Creamz…in Blooming Dreamz

10 Jun

Now im a total Mango lover and love those Cakes and Cupcakes, Mango Jam and jellies, Mangada and Mango Dollies and Mango Candy but dont fancy
[ie dont like at all] Mango ICecream and Mango Mouse ,  yet am gaga over this MAngo CUrd…. well but aint here to figure my taste buds ,but only indulge them …and hope to indulge urs too , ALONGWITH mine!!!

 

+ its the mango season in Goa and though i love to simmer a batch of mangada every year with goan mangoes i love a good cake too , a good mango cake and this is a good moist one.

 

I did read Cafe Fernando’s Super Mango and Passion Fruit Curd  and ALoha Worlds Mango Curd  and my Lemon Curd before coming up with this.

Bon Apetit also had a recipe but the reviews werent high on mango flav and i did have lods of Puree.

For this Amount of puree im sure the quantity of eggs would be more than double  of what i used, but i like it jus this way……Intense Mangoey flavor with less egg!

Ingredients

  • 5 yolks + 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups sugar [ d mangoes i used were pretty sweet, so if using tart mangoes maybe u’d need to decrease or as per taste]
  • 75 grams salted + 50 unsalted,at room temperature [ u could use all unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt , but i love what salted butter add to the flav-now u could decrease the butter very sucessfully , i didn weigh any ,but i think i did add more than 150 grms but i think less would be fine and better]
  • 3 cups mango puree  with  juice of  1 little lime.

1] SIMMER A large PAN OF WATER.

2]PLACE GLASS / steel BOWL [that fits into the pan jus rite to make it a couble boiler]  WITH 1CUP SUGAR AND 100 GRAMS BUTTER [ mix of both if using both].
Simmer whisking well till butter and sugar dissolves.

3] WHISK TILL SUGAR DISSOLVES AND COOL A BIT.

4] ADD WELL WHISKED 5 EGG YOLKS AND 2 WHOLE EGGS to the  PUREE AND WHISK AWAY.

5] Add to the Butter and SUgar and whisk again and Keep the bowl back on the flame on the pan of simmering water.

6] Now u need to keep stirring till its real thick and sticks well to the spoon and it took me almost 2hours for this quantity.
But u could keep it directly in the pan , instead of double boiler, but never let it boil , and let the flame be really low.
I tried a little in the micro too ,and it thicken really well ,pretty fast, all u need is micro where ever u have to keep it on the flame, but do stir every 30 seconds.
Goes quite fast too.

7]The consistency , will be thicker than that of Lemon curd, clings very thickly to the spoon.

Almost Custardy than liquidy and very wobbly , as if its set kinda.

How to check its Done?
What i did,and it quite worked ,is that, pop in a few little bowls in the freezer when u begin , and as and when u think its getting done, heap a nice Teaspoon full into the bowls and pop back in the freezer for a few seconds:-)
Well check the consistency and flav, and yeah u can add a bit more sugar if u want too ,too:-))

I wanted to add a vanilla bean for the cutey vanilla specs and A delicious addition of flavour, but what i did instead was have a over load of vanilla beans in the cake below:-)

Now if this curd , when done, as it is here, in the microwave, stirred in between , every 20 seconds, u get a toffish kinda glazy kinda fudgy curd, try it with a little Bowl…………ITS DIFFERENT:-))

BUTTERMILK MANGO++++ CAKES

A  buttery mango  BATTER WITH A LAYER IN BETWEEN AND TOPPED WITH
MANGO BATTER and some MANGO CURD…

A super delicious Absolutely buttery mango cake with a fresh mango layer in between and topped with MAngo and doted with salted butter too!!!!!!!!!!

Why MAngo +++, coz there’s Mango everywhere, in the batter, in between and atop…..u jus cant miss the large mango bites…delicious……

When HAVE d CAKE, one of d wonderful groups am a member of, chose ButterMilk Cake , well Gerri and Rena  thanxx for the wonderful Choice, i was more than jus happy….coz ,most of the buttermilk cakes i loved ,had fruits and am totally donnuty at the moment for fruity delights.
HAve quite a few more bookmarked and another baked too, and maybe i’ll post another one Jus about soon…

U can sub Sour cream for buttermilk ,but i prefer buttermilk:-))
And added lods of Mango Curd too:-))

BUTTERMILK and MORE
What exactly is buttermilk? [as far as my knowledge, exprnce and reading goes:-)]
Well the only commercial one we ger readily here, is a lightly spiced watery one:-)
Really good for marinating meats though, But the water i strain after draining yogurt thru a cheese cloth is also butter milk[BM] to me,  but thats talking of the low fat kinda buttermilk.

Now for the sake of the word Butter in BM [lol], lets get to the thicker version of BM, i normally would use some yogurt [almost always make buttermilk at home] with half&half and whole , let it stand in a warm place for a thick buttery BM…
Not convinced???????????????
Well then i love the CRUZE‘s BM story as muc as their Delicious good BM pound Cake too….

There’s lods to learn about buttermilk all around the place too, and i loved reading about BM here , here and here too!!!

What i did was whisk some yogurt [Nestle curd], add some warm half and half[lite cream] and let stand for 3 hours…perfect!!

Before we get back to our buttery MANgo BM Cake, featured here [yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!]

For the MANGO CAKE HERE , i read this recipe at Trini GOurmet , a good mango cake, and GELs Kitchen Mango Cake 

Buttery Yummy Delicious MAngo Cake
Adapted From NY times ,a butter cake by MArgaret Brauns

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1/2 cup for sprinkling
  • 4 large eggs [or 6 if u skip the mango curd]
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract [i used 3 whole vanilla beans]
  • Finely grated zest of 4 lemons (for lemon cake, but i do love what it did to the mango cake]
  • Juice of 1 lemon (for lemon cake-optional]
  • 1.5 cups sour cream
  • 1.5 cups Mango chunky mango bits with juice
  • [as i chopped a few mangoes, i had pieces from the cups and thick puree from the seeds]
  • 3/4 cup mango curd[am sure i added a bit more:-)]

Mia’s Notes
~~~this quantity makes quite a bit of cake, i halved it and still had lods of cake
~~~if making a few cuppys too, tip the tops with some mango Curd …delicious!
~~~love the crust that forms atop with the sprinkled sugar:-)
~~~the original called for 6eggs but since i had mango curd ,i cut it down to 4:-))

Preparation

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Butter and flour two 10-inch round cake pans. 
I buttered a few heart shaped cuppy cakes moulds and a large mould.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
 
2.In another bowl, cream the butter and 4 1/2 cups of sugar until fluffy. 
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
Stir in the vanilla or scrape the vanilla seeds into the batter.
Add the lemon zest and juice and the cubed mango pieces and puree mash.
 
3.Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, alternating with the buttermilk and mango curd.
Scrape batter into prepared cake pans.
A few cakes , were half filled, a mango slice inbetween and then covered with batter again!
 
4.Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of the sugar on top of the batter or a mango slice if u want too or both!
 
Bake until set, when a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean (about 1 hour).
 
5.Let the cakes cool in their pans, and then invert them onto a rack.
 Right outa the oven , we popped a few ,right into our mouths….warm and tender and so so soft……
 
 Delicious and butterly so…..flavor sure develops the next day!!!
Some part of the cake was almost like a pudding cake….
While some was soft and tender…….
  • nOTE -With this dessert the Lees suggest a dry Champagne, like Veuve Clicquot.

Now for the GIveAway…. avery pretty Giveaway……

See those tiny specs of Vanilla beans up in the pic , arent they so pretty besides being so very flavourful and aromatic?
If u want some then hop here , send us a recipe and u could soon find some beans at ur door step.
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2 Responses to “Mango Creamz…in Blooming Dreamz”

  1. Aarthi June 20, 2011 at 6:42 am #

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    • Summer Rose August 26, 2011 at 5:38 am #

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