In the words of my very excitable 7th grade Spanish teacher, AY CARAMBA !!
As soon as I finished making most of last season's Keitt mango into jam, I walked outside and saw mango blooms sprouting on every tree limb. YIKES!! Each fruit weighs up to 4 pounds and in a good year the tree produces over 100. The weather last year limited the crop to a few dozen but it was enough for me. If all of the itsy bitsy flowers produce mangoes, and they all ripen, I will be buried under them. I'm hoping for the classic late January windstorm that blows most of the blooms off the tree. Fingers crossed, looking skyward.
This is what my Mango Butter looked like when it was finished. It's made using ripe Keitt mango from my organic tree that is slowly cooked down to concentrate its delicate flavor; plus a tiny bit of cane sugar and citrus juices. If you love mango, this tastes like the pure essence of the fruit. It doesn't contain butter, therefore it's VEGAN and is thick enough to spread onto (bread) or into (yogurt) anything. I make it in small batches because it takes so long & uses a lot of fruit per jar. A limited amount available now at $5 for an 8 oz jar.
Since I was in a mango mood, I also made Keitt Mango & Meyer Lemon Jam (fruit courtesy of my trees), as well as Mango Chutney. If you need ideas about how to use the chutney, I can email you some recipes.
Sweet Thanks to those of you who wrote or stopped by Friday's ArtWalk to help me celebrate 15 years since we opened the doors of BONNI BAKES. It was fun reminiscing and walking down memory lane with you ;-)
the Broccoli Leaf Tortellini Soup, using my homemade wontons instead. If you have access to broccoli leaves and want to try yourself, let me know & I'll send you the information plus the recipe.
WEEKLY MENU Pick-up Fri Jan 9 1-5 pm
My legendary chocolate delivery system made from melted Belgium Bittersweet chocolate, toasted fresh almonds, chocolate chips & very little flour. Sold in packages of 4 because you must have more than one.
CINNAMON APPLE TWIST $3.50
A buttery little Danish loaf filled with crisp apples, Sri Lanka cinnamon and raisins plumped in Jamaican Appleton Estate dark rum. Generous enough to share, but you don't have to.
MINORCAN MULTI-GRAIN LOAF (VEGAN) $4.50/loaf
Crisp crust with a tender crumb and flecked with sunflower, sesame, poppy and flax seeds. Slice it for a sandwich or toast to amplify the flavors of the many grains & seeds.
JAM or CHUTNEY $4 MANGO BUTTER $5
No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or fake stuff EVER!!
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all items in limited supply... first come, first served
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932 12th Street West
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Hugs from my kitchen,