Coconut Bread

As requested by Denise (whose Birthday is today – Happy Birthday) and Linda here’s the coconut bread recipe from Thursday – so blame them if you try it and it goes pear shaped.

Since ours is gone I’m not able to provide an arty phone of a slice with a cup of tea so here’s the fresh out of the oven pic again…

because a recipe always needs a photo to compare to.  I was maybe a little too keen in getting them out of the moulds and a little got left behind…

2 eggs

300ml (10 fl oz) milk (I use semi-skimmed)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2½ cups plain (all purpose) flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup caster (superfine) sugar (except when the cupboard only has granulated)

150g (5 oz) shredded (desiccated) coconut

75g (2½ oz) unsalted butter, melted (unless you only have salted in)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F or Gas Mark 4).  Lightly whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.

Sift* flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl, add sugar and coconut, and stir to combine.  Make a well in the centre and gradually stir in the eg mixture until just combined.  Add melted butter and stir until the mixture is just smooth, being careful not to over-mix.

Pour into a greased and floured 21 x 10 cm (8 ½ x 4 in) loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for one hour, or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer.

Leave in the tin to cool for five minutes and remove to cool further on a wire rack.  Serve in thick slices, toasted, buttered and dusted with icing sugar**.  Makes 8-10 thick slices.

* Okay I admit I read this as bung in a bowl leaving any sifting equipment comfortably in the cupboard – and I wonder why my baking is hit and miss

** We tend (well, except the very first time I made it) to eat it un-toasted, un-buttered and un-dusted with icing sugar

No liability can be accepted for any adverse results – although we have eaten ours and I spoke to the hospital day unit today and at least two of the staff were in so it should be okay.  Oh and Bud got a piece too as I dropped one on the kitchen floor and I shouted him to clean it up.


2 responses to “Coconut Bread

  1. Yay, thanks for the recipe, and the stateside conversions. Will be giving this a go after the birthday cake is gone. Won’t be “weighing in” on any Thinning Thursdays anytime soon, that’s for sure!!!! I’ll be attempting to send my bamboo Buddy payment over your Etsy shop. Let’s see if Miss computer-challenged can figure it out.

  2. Sounds quite yummy and if I liked coconut, I’d be sure to give it a whirl; perhaps I could leave the not-liked ingredient out?

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