“The old mango tree stood at least seventy feet tall. Every season without fail, it delivered truckloads of mangos. She made mango bread, mango chutney, mango ice cream, mango mochi and still had tons to spare. So much so, that by August, she couldn’t even look at another mango.”
Summertime in Hawai’i means mango season. My father loved to bake, and he passed on this delicious mango bread recipe to me. Some of my favorite memories are of picking mangos off his tree, peeling, chopping, and making up a big batch of mango bread, and then sharing loaves with the neighborhood. In The Codebreaker’s Secret, near the end of the book, we get a taste of this famous mango bread. Enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert with a dollop of coconut ice cream.
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