Thursday, April 14, 2011

Barbados Coconut bread


Yesterday, I was feeling like baking a bread. But at the same time, I was in no mood to do all the kneading part. Weird huh?? I just wanted something quick and at the same time great tasting bread. I searched all the baking books I had and I found this exotic bread recipe in Muffins and breads book.
This soft and crumbly bread is really quick to prepare and it tastes great with just the right amount of sweetness laced with the flavour cinnamon. The bread was ready by tea time. I? had mine with some apricot Jam and it tasted just divine


Barbados coconut bread recipe:
Preparation time: 20mins
Baking time: 1hr
Makes- 1loaf

Ingredients:
Coconut- 2cups+ 1/3cup
All purpose flour- 1-1/2 cup
Whole wheat four- 1 cup
Salt- 1tsp
Brown sugar- 3/4cup, powdered
Thick butter milk- 1-1/4cup
Cinnamon powder- 1tsp
Butter- 6tbsp, melted
Baking powder- 2tsp
Vanilla extract- 1tsp
Coconut extract- 2tsp

Method:
  • In a large bowl, combine the All Purpose flour, wheat flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinamon powder and sift once so that the ingredients are well combined
  • Toss 2 cups of shredded coconut along with the sifted ingredients and mix.
  • In another bowl, combine the butter milk, butter,vanilla essence and coconut extract and mix well
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix till all the ingredients are just well combined. DO not over mix
  • Preheat the oven at 180C and grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan.
  • Put the prepared dough into the greased pan and top with the remaining 1/3 cup of coconut and bake for an hour or till an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
P. S. I did not have coconut extract on hand. So just combined 1tsp of coconut milk with 1 tsp water. 

This bread of mine is my contribution to Helen's Full plate Thursday

And to lisa's Sweet Saturday


18 comments :

  1. Love the texture of the bread, crumbly coconut bread looks fabulous..

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  2. Coconut in bread is such wonderful idea and it looks so soft n moist ....yum

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  3. Bread wit coconut sounds a lovely idea...looks so nice esp the texture..drooling here :)

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  4. The texture has come out so well... Crumbly and soft...

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  5. Liked the cruble look of your bread. Nothing can beat freshly made breads at home

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Yum! It looks very good and awesome! Slurp!

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  7. Wow, what a perfect texture...love this type of bread, must be very flavorful

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  8. lovely layout! loved the pics :) the coconut bread seems irressistable! love breads with different combos...coconut seems a nice flavour...the texture seems just right! it's a must try

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  9. looks so yummy, what a great treat with apricot jam!

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  10. This bread looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for posting.

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  11. Hi Paaka,
    I have all the ingredients for this wonderful bread and I will be making it today or tomorrow. It looks awesome and I can't wait! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  12. Yum! This bread looks delicious!

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  13. have to add this to my bookmarked bread and try out soon - Love coconut in a lot of things and I can almost taste the yumminess of this preparation :)

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  14. Oh dear. I think I need to leave work and make this ASAP! It looks SO. GOOD!!!! Great job!

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  15. This bread looks so moist and delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog (it'll open up tonight) and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bread up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  16. Your bread looks perfect and moist. Love all of the ingredients. I also wont bake bread because I'm to lazy to knead, hehe. On those days quick breads are the better option. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. yum,your coconut bread looks so delicious and moist! The name barbados, makes it sound so exotic :-)

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