Thursday, April 11, 2013

Coconut Bread

My daughter and I love coconut, much to the chagrin of the other family members.  We could eat or drink coconut with each and every meal or as a snack and even wear the fragrance. So when I came across this recipe for Coconut Bread, we knew we had to give it a try.  You can find the original recipe HERE, but I will write it out for you.

 Coconut Bread

2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups (295 ml) milk
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (Bill calls for 2 but I preferred 1, so that it didn’t dominate)
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
5 ounces (140 grams) sweetened flaked coconut (about 1 1/2 cups)
6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, melted or melted and browned, if desired
Vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray for baking pan

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add sugar and coconut, and stir to mix. Make a well in the center, and pour in egg mixture, then stir wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. Add butter, and stir until just smooth — be careful not to overmix.

Butter and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan, or coat it with a nonstick spray. Spread batter in pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, anywhere from 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Cool in pan five minutes, before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Serve in thick slices, toasted, with butter and confectioners’ sugar.


Sylvia said...

I love anything cocnut too. Thanks, I will be making this soon.

Bernideen said...

Looks like a wonderful recipe and I am definitely printing it out!!!

Protector of Vintage said...

Thanks for posting. I'm a big fan of coconut!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Coconut bread is such a fresh idea. Thanks for adding this great recipe to Foodie Friday!