Coconut Bread

coconut bread

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I’m a huge fan of anything coconut flavored and when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. It did not disappoint, but I do feel it needs some tweaking. I like spicy cakes with a little bit of special. And even though this cake is super tasty, it lacks that bit of special.

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Coconut Bread
adapted from Smitten Kitchen

2 large eggs
300 ml of organic full fat milk
1 vanilla pod
320 grams of  all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon table of salt
10 grams of baking powder
3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
200 grams of granulated sugar
140 grams of  unsweetened flaked coconut
85 grams of  unsalted butter, melted
zest of half a lime

Heat oven to 160°C. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add sugar, coconut, vanilla and lime zest, 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.
Melt butter and add it to the bowl.Stir until smooth. Don’t over mix!

Now get your loaf pan and butter and flour it. Put the batter in the pan and put it in the oven. Bake it for 1 hour to 1,5 hours. If you want to check if it’s done, get a wooden skewer and stab that cake right in the middle. If it’s comes out clean, your cake is done! Take it out of the oven and let it cool for five minutes. Now take it out of the pan, put it on a cooling rack and slice yourself a piece of heaven. (very tasty with a dab of butter)

Note: we added the lime to the recipe after baking, because we think it will give the recipe a little extra zing.