Breakfast is so important and here at our Inn — it is our specialty! Each morning we offer an intriguing entree with meat incorporated or on the side, a serving of fruit, yummy muffins or scones and a sweet bread, coffee cake or pastry. Your breakfast is delivered to your suite each morning where it can be enjoyed privately in your suite or outdoor deck (Barnum and Brookside Suites). We also love serving our guests breakfast at the dining room table or a private dining table in our glorious sun-drenched front porch!
Since Innkeeper Jim works part-time for a major produce company we order all kinds of wonderful fruits and vegetables to incorporate in our menus. Recently we found a wonderful recipe for Mango Bread and our guests commented how delicious it was so we wanted to share it.
Mangos are really a comfort food and they can make you feel better! They are delicious and rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and they contain an enzyme with stomach soothing properties similar to papain found in papayas. These comforting enzymes act as a digestive aid and can be held partially responsible for that “content” feeling experienced during and after a daily mango ritual. It is quite natural to crave those mangos!
When picking out a mango at your local grocer, choose one that is plump and heavy for its size. More importantly, the mango should be fragrant as you “sniff” the fruit. Find a ripe mango if you’ll be using it right away. Mangos are ripe when you can indent them slightly with your thumb.
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups diced mango
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Make a well and add remaining ingredients. Mix until well blended. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan (or 10 small individual bread pans like we use at The Firelight Inn) and let stand 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour for a full loaf or 20-25 minutes for smaller individual loaves. The mango bread is done when a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Enjoy! We hope to see you soon and we will serve you a breakfast you won’t forget!
Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
“Let the warmth of the firelight surround you!”