"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Monday, July 4, 2011

Coconut Bread

there is something wrong with my husband. he doesn't like coconut.

right? crazy man. but that's ok- because it means i have an excuse to eat an entire loaf of this bread.

Coconut Bread via Honey&Jam
You Need:
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup superfine sugar
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
6 tblsp unsalted butter (melted & slightly cooled)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk & vanilla. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon & salt.
Stire in the sugar & coconut. Make a well in the center of the dry ingred. & slowly add the wet misture, stirring until just combined.
Fold in the melted butter- be careful! don't overmix it!

Pour into a greased & floured 8x4 in loaf pan. Bake until a cake tester comes out clean (around 1 hour or so). Remove from the oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then turn onto a wire rack.
Allow it to cool some more & then slice away.

this was good. so good. BUT- i think it was a bit crumbly. Not dry- just crumbly. you do need to cut this into THICK slices- but i feel that it should hold together a bit more.

Next time i'm going to make it with an extra egg & cream instead of milk. we'll see if that does the trick.

you can eat it straight up or smothered in butter. or my favorite- with coconut milk whipped cream:

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream via Nutty Kitchen
1 can full fat organic coconut milk
cinnamon & sugar to taste

Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight
When you open it you'll see that the milk & water has seperated.
Scoop out the creamy milk portion & place into a bowl.
Whip (just like making whipped cream) with a bit of cinnamon & sugar until nice & thick.
Try ot to eat it all straight out of the bowl.
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