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Mango Muffin experiments

ZenSojourner | Oct 30, 2010 05:43 PM

I love mangos and my son has a bunch of mango pulp in the pantry that's just been sitting around.

So today I thought I'd try some mango muffins. It's not a very common thing to find a recipe for, however. I finally found a recipe that used the pulp instead of the whole fruit, but it looked way too wet.

This is what I tried:

1c mango pulp
2 eggs
1/4c oil
1/4c sugar (cut from 1 c)
1c milk
1 T baking powder
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt

I INTENDED to cut the milk to 1/2c but forgot and put in the whole cup instead. Sure enough it made a very wet batter. I also intended to use 1/2c sugar but for some reason used 1/4c instead - probably I cut it by half in my head, and then while measuring, cut THAT in half again.

Baked in a 350 oven for 30 minutes.

Sure enough, that batter was way too wet. The muffins taste ok - I was worried I had cut the sugar by too much, but now I'm sure that 1 c of sugar would have been WAY too much. 1/2c would probably be alright, but 1/4c is fine. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so YMMV.

The problem is the texture is all wrong. I can't describe it really - the batter was very fluffy and full of holes. Possibly because it was too wet? CUPCAKES don't come out like this. I used paper cups and the paper peels away taking a significant portion of muffin with it. They taste ok, but the texture spoils it.

I'm debating trying again with half the milk as I originally intended, or just leaving the milk out altogether, maybe increasing the mango pulp to 1.5 c.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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