The good doctor quizzed me on my interest in hosting WBB for may sometime in April….nothing in the chat transcript told her how much at sea I was and that I was terrified….then we both forgot about it…..or so I thought….april came and went and at the beginning of may, came april’s round up……mid afternoon bolt from the blue sms from my namesake asked me where my announcement was…..have you ever broken into a cold sweat?? I did….i know you must be thinking I am crazy….but food blogging did this to me….convinced that I was better off making anonymous comments on blogs and wondering why the hell I agreed to this……I posted the announcement…..choosing (unimaginatively because they were assaulting my senses at that time) Mangoes…..and waited with bated breath!!
In the meanwhile I went about harassing all my blogger friends, via email and chat….and made quite a job of it!! the last four weeks have been hectic…for anyone who’s been reading my blog…..K’s part of the family has been here and we were travelling…. Not to mention that the laptop decided to go kaput and then the broadband at home went on vacation….when everything settled into a not so dramatic mode……I didn’t have the time in life to do anything about the roundup…..and I have tried today to remedy it!!
breakfast being the first to go at the sacrificial altar of time…..that too with mangoes to be incorporated into it…..most of the people I know, including yours truly do nothing more than gobble them up as they are….thats the thing with mangoes…they seduce you with their flesh and leave you so impatient that you just want to grab them………
i was delighted with the entries for mango madness…..raw and ripe, they tickled the palette and made for some interesting breakfast treats……here they are….many many thanks to all those who sent in their creations……please let me know if any entry sent hasn’t been posted here…….cheers!! and what a delightful madness it has been!!
So here it is…….i’ve tried to categorise as best as i could……….
Sowmya of Creative Saga, discovers alphonsos with a vengeance……after being pretty neutral about the fruit for years…..she whips up this tangy mango delight…..now mango pulp, orange juice and whipped cream….that’s what i call an explosive start to the day!!!
Pooja of My Creative Ideas makes this breakfast in a glass…mango thick shake with mango and bananas with milk…..she was rankled for a choice….but I think she couldn’t have chosen a more fitting entry!!
Rupa of Random Musings, dear friend and endurer of much nagging thinks that food blogging is not her cup of tea…..yet I wish to tell her that we all thought the same before taking the plunge….for starters, she takes the food detour from her personal blogging just to serve us this fruit yoghurt….
Jyothsna’s Curry Bazar brings to the breakfast table, amarkhand – mango shrikhand….served with hot puris this makes for a traditionally fabulous breakfast……psst…you can also forget the puris and dig straight into the amarkhand if you like!!
This feisty talented baker, wears many hats with much elan…..and she too did get the bugging she didn’t deserve….what can I do…I was plagued with thoughts that no one would send me any entries and I had to turn to (quite literally) to the friends I made off the blogosphere…..deeba of passionate about baking sent in this fruitilicious Mango Fruit Salad to begin the day and get me firmly off her back!!
Crepes turned out to be very popular …..Possibly because they pair rather well with mangoes….we had four servings of them…….
Alka’s Sindhi Rasoi dishes out the indian answer to the mother of all jams, Mango Murba takes me …back to my childhood when all kinds of jams were made to preserve and use the surplus of fruit we had…..murba was one of the star attractions….
Lisa of Lisa’s Kitchen has a way with words……..how else can you explain this “Tangy chunks of mango in a thick, creamy mango juice broth surrounding soft and chewy grains of barley, topped with the mild tartness of fresh blackberries — even the most reluctant of porridge eaters will be back for a second bowl of this naturally sweet and colourful breakfast delight” she had me scurrying over to find this beautiful Mango barley porridge with blackberries…….and rarely do I call porridge beautiful!!
Aparna and her Diverse Kitchen took a leaf off none other than Nigella Lawson’s show and made up this Mango Parfait with home made granola….this dear Aparna, deserves to be on a show by itself!! Talk about a goddess dishing out balanced breakfasts!!
she also sent in this yummy chutney
My namesake of the Singing Chef sent me not one, not two….hold your breath, three terrific entries to boost my confidence of hosting mango madness…..i think she is a true foodie….thanks girl…..check out her Chickpeas Sundal, Kairi Panha and Mango Muffins…..
raaga is also the hostess of this month’s edition of WBB with Express breakfasts being the theme, the deadline is the 30th of june
And Lastly, my own entry…… raw mango and coconut chutney.……
Thanks again Nandita, for sending WBB over to Escapades…….thank you all who sent in your entries (please let me know if i have missed any) and am so sorry for the long delay in posting the roundup!!