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Mango Caramel 3 Ways

October 26, 2016

Foolproof Caramel Recipes Using Mangoes: Salted (Classic), Faux and Tropical Vegan

There is no one way to make caramel. The variances of technique, ingredients and measurements are ample. It’s really a matter of taste and personal preference that guide choices. And when it comes to caramel there is one overlying rule: practice makes perfect.

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Featured, Kitchen

The Versatile Upside-Down Cake Gets a Tropical Twist with Mangoes

May 22, 2016

The Cake!



An upside down cake that’s naturally sweet

Nearly every fruit can be made into an upside down cake, it’s such a simple way to enjoy fresh fruit and cake simultaneously.

Mangoes are perfect for this cake because they give it a beautiful, vibrant color and add a natural sweetness, which allows for a less sugary cake batter. The perfect balance of tart and sweet. The perfumy aromas of mangoes are intensified when baked, and thus this experience is like aromatherapy.

I prefer a cast iron skillet for this recipe (and, frankly, for all my upside down cakes). I feel that the fruit has a more caramelized flavor and texture when I use this kind of pan. When using a well-seasoned cast iron skillet the fruit tends to release itself from the bottom of the pan with greater ease.

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