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Sir Gawain's Fruitcake Results -- Mango Coconut

Dev | Dec 3, 200503:49 PM

I had planned to make the Sir Gawain Fruitcake recipe for Shabbat dinner last night, thinking I'd use frozen berries since I wasn't having luck finding enough nice mangos. But on my trip to the market yesterday afternoon I found 2 perfect (and ripe!) mangos, so I ran home to make the recipe with mango, coconut and lime.

I used the zest from one lime and 1 cup of coconut which I blended in to the batter while mixing in the flour. I used the 2 cubed mangoes as the fruit pressed into the top of the cake.

The flavor of the cake was fantastic! It got a little too dark on the sides (I tried using a blue silicone cake pan my MIL gave me -- I wonder if that's why) but it didn't really affect the flavor. The combo of lime and mango was fantastic, though next time I will use only half a cup of coconut, and toast it first. The texture of the cake was different from recipes I usually make, and reminded me of an easy cobbler recipe from a friend that also includes milk, and only 1 egg. I think I prefer the texture and crumb of a nice genoise overall, but this was a great, easy every day recipe and I'm sure I'll be making it many times. Thanks Sir Gawain!

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