Coconut Sweet Bread

2012-09-25
Coconut Sweet Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 small coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup of each: raisins, cherries, and mixed fruit
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp. mixed essence
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Note: the 1 cup of coconut milk will be strained after you blend the coconut meat in 1 cup of water.

Method

Step 1

Finely grate the coconut in a blender with 1 cup of water. Strain the coconut from the water. Set the water aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix together the grated coconut, sugar and egg. Cut in the butter. Mix well. Add the Angostura bitters and mixed essence.

Step 3

Sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in the nutmeg and cinnamon. Blend together the coconut mixture, coconut water, and flour mixture. Blend to make a soft dough.

Step 4

Add the mixed fruit, raisins, and cherries to the dough. Mix well. Pour in greased dish and bake for 350 degrees F. for about 52 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 5

If you want to add a glaze to the sweet bread. All you have to do is, mix a little bit of water and sugar and brush onto the bread. Return the loaf to the oven and allow to bake for another 5 minutes.

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