Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mango Magic

Ribollita as the first course and Mango Spice Tea Cake as the second course was a satisfying Sunday dinner full of vegetables, beans, fruit and whole grains. Making a vegetable soup the day before grocery shopping is a great way to use various vegetables one has on hand.  My soup has yellow squash, eggplant, spinach, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and navy beans.  I used a can of low sodium V-8 in place of the tomatoes as I did not want to open another can.  The cake was inspired by Saveur magazine.   I made mine in small (4 1/4 inch) pie pans.

Mango & Pumpkin Spice Cakes

(4-4 inch Pans:  8 Servings)

Mix together dry ingredients (flours, spices, baking soda and salt).
2/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat sugar and eggs for 5 minutes.
3 tablespoon sugar
2 eggs

Add pumpkin, olive oil and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dice 1/4 of the mango.  Add to cake batter.  Divide batter between pans that were sprayed with an olive oil spray.
1 mango, peeled and pitted
Arrange mango slices on top of each cake.

Bake at 325 F. for 1 hour.  Cool on wire rack.

Enjoy your week!    

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