Friday, 22 February 2008

Mmmm... Mango

Every two weeks we receive an organic fruit and veg box from the nice people at River Nene Organics, we always get an interesting selection of top quality ingredients as well as a newsletter and recipe card. The nice thing about a veg box is that it encourages me to use things I wouldn't normally use. This week we received a large Mango, I have never done anything other than eat these raw before, and delicious as they are I thought I would think of something to do with this one.
After some thought I had my idea...

Mango Upside Down Cake
It was a simple idea but it turned out to be a delicious one. First I peeled and sliced my mango and layed it neatly around the base of a greased springform tin.

Then I made a caramel by heating a drop of water with sugar in a saucepan and boiling until a golden caramel had formed, to this I added a knob of butter.

The caramel was poured all over the mango in the tin.

And finally I poured a basic sponge mix over the top this was made with equal weights of eggs, self raising flour, butter and sugar to which I added a teaspoon of baking powder and some orange oil for flavour (you could use orange or lemon zest).

Baked at gas 4/5 for around 45 mins and it was done.

The taste was delicious, adding the caramel was a nice touch as it kept it moist, the mango also held it shape perfectly, if I get any more mangoes I'll make this one again.

In the meantime I need to find a use for Jerusalem Artichokes, any ideas please leave a comment...


neal whitehouse piper said...

great recipe linked :)

Sam said...

Hey thanks, glad you liked the recipe :)