Mango tea loaf plait

Mango makes the perfect addition to
a sticky tea loaf. Serve this freshly sliced
or toasted with butter for breakfast

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:40 mins
    Plus rising
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 167
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 12g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.08g


  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled
  • 100ml milk, plus a splash more
  • 50g soft butter
  • 650g strong white flour
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g raisins


Lime & chilli mango
To make a simple dessert, pound lime zest with a small piece of red chilli and some brown sugar using a pestle and mortar, then sprinkling it over mango slices.


  1. Cut the flesh off one mango and blitz to a purée in a food processor, then set aside. Finely dice the second mango and set aside separately. Gently warm the milk with the butter just until the butter melts. In a large bowl, mix the flour and sugar together with your fingers so there aren’t any lumps, then add the yeast and a pinch of salt.

  2. Beat 2 of the eggs. Make a well in the flour, then work in the mango purée, beaten eggs and enough milk to bring the mixture together as a loose dough. Work in the raisins, then the diced mango, until smooth, but slightly sticky. Cover with cling film and leave to rise for 2 hrs in a warm place until doubled in size.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/ fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cut in half. Work each half into a flat ciabatta-shaped loaf, then place on a non-stick baking sheet. Leaving one end intact, cut each loaf into 3 along the length. Plait each loaf, then pinch the dough at the ends so they hold their shape. Leave for 30 mins until risen slightly, then beat the remaining egg with a splash of milk. Brush the loaves liberally with egg wash, then bake for 40-50 mins until browned – they should sound hollow when tapped underneath. Leave to cool completely before eating. The loaves can now be frozen for up to 1 month.

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