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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Coconut bread

From bills SYDNEY FOOD (page 30)

I am having a Caribbean Party next week end so i thought i would get into the mood by doing this coconut bread from my beloved Bill Granger.
And i was right, the cooking bread was cooking filled the house with a Caribbean perfume. With each person entering the house i would hear "Hum, it smells so good Fanny, what are you making ?". Actually the bread tasted as good as it smelled. It was a delight, just the perfect coconut bread.
This bread is in factmeant to be eaten for breakfast, but i think it would be just as good for tea.

COCONUT BREAD
Marked "never to be replaced" on the menus at bills, this Jamaican bread is intented to be served with salt-fish relish. Lime marmelade goes well with it, too. Keep slices in the freezer for workdays when you'd rather be in the Caribbean.
makes 8-10 thick slices

2 eggs
300ml milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups (320g) plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup (180g) caster sugar
150g shredded coconut
75g unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly whisl eggs, milk and vanilla together.
Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl, add sugar and oconut, and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre and gradually stir in the egg mixture until just combined. Add melted butter and stir until the mixture is just smooth, being careful not to over-mix (fanny : as i didn't read the entire recipe before starting, i directly sifted the flour into the egg mixture then added the baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and coconut; gave it a good stir then added the melted butter).
Pour into greased and flour 21 x 10 cm loaf tin (fanny : i used a 25 x 8 cm) and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour (fanny : 45 minutes were enough) or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer.
Leave in the tin to cool for 5 minutes, and remove to cool further on a wire rack. Serve in thick slices, toasted, buttered and dusted with icing sugar.

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10 sweets:
Blogger Zarah Maria said something sweet:

I've tried this one, loved it! Unfortunately the boyfriend is not too fond of coconut, so it's been a while since it's graced our table... Maybe not so much longer??:-)

28 July, 2005 08:51 

Blogger wildcat9two said something sweet:

your cute

28 July, 2005 09:24 

Blogger Fanny said something sweet:

Hi Zara Maria, i reckon i'm lucky that my boyfriend loves coconut and found thid bread delicious.
Love
Fanny

Hi wildcat9two, thanx for dropping by.
Love
Fanny

28 July, 2005 11:23 

Blogger plum said something sweet:

I've wanted to try that for ages! I have to admit, I've got three of Bill's books but have only cooked a couple of things out of them. So I said "no more Bill Grainger books" but then I saw the new one in a store the other day and it was SO NICE. Chunky, hefty and full of yummy things to eat. Whatever will I do?

Fanny, did you think that fresh coconut would enhance this bread or do you think it won't make much difference?

03 August, 2005 13:11 

Blogger Fanny said something sweet:

Plum, i'm sure that fresh coconut will add extra moisture and taste. I wanted to use some, but didn't have it at home when i decided to make this bread.
xoxo
Fanny

03 August, 2005 13:27 

Blogger Randi said something sweet:

i adore coconut, i must make this. Dont know about finding castor sugar here in canada. Im adding you to my blog list. Im trying to learn french so this will be helpful.

09 September, 2005 05:36 

Blogger Randi said something sweet:

Maybe you could teach me a new french word everyday. The only french I know is what i read on packages here in canada( french and enlish are the two official laugages)

14 September, 2005 15:52 

Anonymous angelhair said something sweet:

that's lovely~ I love all of Bill's recipes. And I've been to the Bill's, and pancakes they made are so Yummy.

20 August, 2006 08:52 

Anonymous azalea said something sweet:

This sounds delicious. What do you think would happen if you replaced the milk with coconut milk?

28 January, 2007 00:17 

Blogger Fanny said something sweet:

Hi Azalea - I'm sure it would be SO good. The coconut milk would bring a lovely taste, moisture and creaminess.

- fanny

29 January, 2007 22:10 

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