Tasty Thursday: Coconut Bread

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It’s Tasty Thursday!

Yup, it’s not a meme or a linky, just like Foodie Friday isn’t. I’m just all about alliteration and random food posts.

I’m back in the kitchen, and whenever I get back in there after a long break, I get overly enthusiastic and I scour the Internet for new recipes.

I found this Coconut Bread recipe by Bill Granger, and just had to try it.

As always, I’m not one to follow a recipe to the T.  Here’s my slightly adapted recipe, you can find the original here.

Coconut Bread
Delicious quick coconut bread
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  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 200 ml coconut milk + 100 ml milk (7 oz + 3.5 oz)
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  4. 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  5. 2 teaspoons cinammon
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 2/3 cup castor (superfine) sugar
  8. 150 g shredded/ flaked coconut (5 oz)
  9. 75 g unsalted butter, melted (6 tablespoons)
  1. Preheat an oven to 350Ā°F (175Ā°C).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla essence. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the sugar and coconut.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and slowly add the egg mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in the melted butter, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Grease and flour a 8-by-4-inch loaf pan.
  6. Pour in the batter and bake in the preheated oven until the loaf is golden and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, around 1 hour.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in its tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack. Position it again side up to cool a bit more.
  8. Slice thickly and slather on the butter or preserves of your choice!
  1. The original recipe calls for milk, but I wanted more coconut flavor so I used a combination of coconut milk and full cream milk.
  2. I also decreased the amount of sugar by a third, as I don't really like my bread very sweet.
  3. This was really yummy, I could not stop eating it! It's delicious served plain as well.
  4. And, it was super easy to make. It's completely hand mixed, as you don't want to work the batter too much.
Adapted from Bill Granger's Coconut Bread
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  • August 11, 2011 mom2kiddos

    You’re so funny with the alliterations. I didn’t even know they were called that. Thanks for teaching me a new word. I’m all for easy recipes, especially the hand-mixed ones. But I’m not quite a flaked coconut person. You think I could omit that or substitute it with something else? I love santan though.
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    • August 11, 2011 Alison

      You’re welcome šŸ™‚ The flaked coconut lends a texture to the bread, and enhances the coconut flavor, so without it, it’d be a different bread. For texture, you can try using rolled oats, but it’d probably taste very different!

  • August 11, 2011 Blond Duck

    That sounds perfect for summer! Popped in from SITS!

    • August 11, 2011 Alison

      Thank you for stopping by!

  • August 11, 2011 Not a Perfect Mom

    oh yum!
    and personally, blueberry bread is so my thing…
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    • August 11, 2011 Alison

      Ooh blueberry bread?? I gotta try that!

  • August 11, 2011 Natalie

    Yummy that looks really good! I’ve never really made any homemade bread…think I really need to start doing so!
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    • August 11, 2011 Alison

      This one was super easy! Normal bread requires yeast, proofing, kneading etc. This one was more like a cake šŸ˜‰

  • August 11, 2011 FranceRants

    oh this looks yum, i love coconut and so do my kids.

    quick question, does it call for regular sugar? i don’t know what castOrsugar is. thx!
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    • August 11, 2011 Alison

      I updated my post – castor sugar is basically superfine sugar! Thanks for the heads up šŸ™‚ Try it, let me know how it turns out!

  • August 11, 2011 Stephanie

    I totally want to come over and have some bread! Looks so good šŸ™‚

    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      My door is open for ya, come on over!!

  • August 11, 2011 Galit Breen

    Yum! And of course I want to come over! XO
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      You’re always welcome, Galit. šŸ™‚

  • August 11, 2011 Elena

    That looks delish! Charlie is not a fan of coconut – do you think it would still be good without it? I mean, it is called coconut bread after all. Yes, I’m basically asking if banana bread would still be good without the bananas – but just humor me. šŸ˜‰
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      Yes, it will be good, what’s not to love about butter, sugar + milk? šŸ˜‰

  • August 11, 2011 Krysta MacGray

    Coconut bread is one of my favorite things! I will have to make this soon

    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      Do try it!!

  • August 11, 2011 Sandra

    OMG I hate you!!! Every time I come over, you have some awesome recipe I would TOTALLY make and EAT!!!…of course you know I’m kidding, I don’t hate you. I adore you! But I would totally make that loaf. I’m copying and pasting the recipe for the days when I’m not a fricken lunatic eating nothing but egg whites and oatmeal.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I adore you too hee hee!! You can make this as a celebration bread after your competition is over!

  • August 11, 2011 Sandra

    OH! Oh! I just noticed you wrote to slice thickly AND add butter…ok, now I do hate you! Aaaargh! ~running screaming through the neighbourhood!~
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      The plus side is, you might find more blog worthy fodder by running through the neighbourhood…..

  • August 11, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Your baked goods always look SO delicious. And they make me want to bake šŸ™‚
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      It’s nice to know I’ve inspired someone šŸ˜‰

  • August 12, 2011 Asianmommy

    I love zucchini bread, but this looks wonderful!
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I’ve not tried that, must try it some day!

  • August 12, 2011 My Inner Chicks

    —My Tummy is growling.
    Can you hear it where you are?
    Where Are you anyhow, mama?
    xx Kiss for you.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! I’m in Malaysia, Kim. Very far away from you…

  • August 12, 2011 Christi

    ah, I’m drooling. This looks wonderful! Unfortunately, I’m the only one in the household who likes coconut, so if I made it, I would end up eating the entire thing myself. That’s not a totally bad thing, unless you’re my bathroom scale.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I totally giggled at that! Think of it as bread, not something sweet. I did *ahem*

  • August 12, 2011 Far From Perfect MaMMa

    mmmmm….sounds yummy. Gotta try it for my Samoan coconut-lovin hubby! Thanks for sharing.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      It was yummy! (I say was as it’s gone!) And you’re welcome.

  • August 12, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    That looks so good & I love that it’s easy to make too. I miss baking, but one of these days I’ll get back into it.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I’m all about easy to make stuff. You should, it’s such a joy!

  • August 12, 2011 Shell

    That sounds so good! I love sweet breads though, so I’d probably keep the sugar.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      It was delicious! You probably should keep the sugar, I think it’d be just nice if you like sweet šŸ™‚

  • August 12, 2011 Kelley

    That looks and sounds delicious. I am actually going to the grocery store today. I need to get these ingredients!
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I hope you did!!!

  • August 12, 2011 Momma Teacher Lady

    This sounds fantastic! I will have to try it this weekend!
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      Oh, do! Let me know how it turns out!

  • August 12, 2011 Evin

    Oh wow! That looks so good! Yummy.. hungry now!

    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      It was GOOD!!

  • August 12, 2011 Amanda

    Looks delicious – great photo!

    I’m kind of a traditionalist. Can’t get enough of chocolate chip banana bread.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Amanda! I’ve not tried throwing in choc chips with banana bread, gotta try that!

  • August 12, 2011 Lola

    That looks amazing. But I don’t want to bake it. I just want you to bake for me. Is that okay? I’ll pay the shipping!
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      Sure!! I can’t guarantee quality upon arrival šŸ˜‰

  • August 12, 2011 Tina

    All I can say is YUM!

  • August 12, 2011 Hopes

    Looks Fabulous!!

    I’m an old fashioned fresh out of my mom’s oven Banana Bread girl!
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I love banana bread too! I have a recipe on the blog, have a look at my Mama Cooks page šŸ™‚

  • August 12, 2011 Bruna

    I’m not a lover of coconut but I must say, you’re pretty creative in the kitchen. I know you find recipes but I sense a deep love for baking? cooking? Am I wrong?

    I still think Foody Friday would rock!
    And hey look! I’m the first to comment, just like you šŸ˜›
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    • August 12, 2011 Bruna

      Or maybe I’m the last? Ha ha, what was I thinking?
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      • August 12, 2011 Alison

        I don’t know, I’m guessing it was late and you were tired? šŸ™‚

        I totally LOVE baking, been doing it since I was a teen. Cooking comes second, but I do enjoy whipping up yummy stuff for my husband šŸ™‚

  • August 12, 2011 Carolyn

    This looks absolutely delish! I’ll add this to my “must make loaf” list!

    I found you via “do sweat the small stuff” and really enjoy your blog. I’m a new follower. Come by when you get a chance!


    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Yes, do try it! I popped by your blog, lots of yummy recipes! And thanks for coming by + follow.

  • August 12, 2011 Ann

    Alison – this is FABULOUS! I love coconut and bread…together it must be heaven! Believe it or not, my favorite bread is whole wheat. I found a recipe that is soft, nutty and perfect for sandwiches!

    This is pure indulgence. I’d love to have it toasted with blackberry jam on top…
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I love whole wheat bread too! My toddler LOVES it too. He’s a big bread fan šŸ™‚

      This was indulgent – it’s all finished! Yum I didn’t think to toast it!

  • August 12, 2011 Robin

    I would love to come over! That looks yummy.

    My fave is still the classic banana bread.
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      I’d love to have you, sharing bread and having tea. I love banana bread too!

  • August 12, 2011 Kimberly

    I have never had coconut bread, but I’m not a fan of coconut. Is it a strong taste? I could always replace it with chocolate. šŸ˜‰
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    • August 12, 2011 Alison

      It’s pretty coconuty, so you probably won’t like it. Chocolate bread is a nifty idea! (or is it more well known as chocolate cake?)

  • August 12, 2011 Jessica

    I like coconut, but I also like chocolate. Can I do both?
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  • August 12, 2011 Kir

    It looks good and sounds easy. My favorite kind of dessert bread to eat is banana without the nuts…but I truly love coconut and know I wouls eatthis whole loaf myself…I wish I had more time in the kitchen, truly. I might just try this.
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      If you ever find the time, do try it!

  • August 12, 2011 John

    My favorite bread is a honey oatmeal wheat that I make in the bread maker. I’ve got a pretty massive recipe post coming soon, and I’ll be sure to include it.
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Oh that sounds yummy! I’ve actually been looking for a honey wheat recipe. Look forward to your recipe post!

  • August 13, 2011 Jen {at} take2mommy

    That sounds delicious. I heart everything coconut. I buy “Jamaican Me Crazy” coconut-infused coffee, and I am regularly sticking Mounds candy bars on my thighs. Ima try this recipe!
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Coconut-infused coffee??? I’ve never tried that!! Do try this one it’s awesome.

  • August 13, 2011 Leighann

    What a great idea!!

    MMMM… I will wait for my pkg of bread to arrive in the mail.

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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      It’s on its way šŸ˜‰

  • August 13, 2011 Juggling Act

    Thanks a lot! Now you’ve made me hungry. I want to reach through internet space and grab a piece of that yummy bread! Maybe I can transport myself to you!
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      That would be #awesomesauce!

  • August 13, 2011 Aleta

    I love coconut but have never heard of coconut bread! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks delicious šŸ™‚
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Before I stumbled onto the recipe, I didn’t know either! Now I’m hooked! And you’re welcome.

  • August 13, 2011 Eva Fannon

    I LOVE coconut anything – this recipe I MUST try. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Yes, you MUST! You’re welcome!

  • August 13, 2011 Barbara

    yet another bread for me to try! looks delicious!
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Let me know how you like it!

  • August 13, 2011 Paulette

    You have such beautiful food posts! Makes me want to try every one of them even though I’m not really that good in the kitchen. I am good for maybe a handful of things. This looks so yummy to me and I’m not even the biggest fan of coconut.
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Paulette! I’m not that handy in the kitchen, which is why I only make very easy recipes šŸ™‚

  • August 13, 2011 Lindsay

    omg omg omg this looks SOOOOO tasty.

    I’m going to have to try it.

    darn you for throwing me off my Atkins šŸ˜‰
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    • August 13, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee! Just sharing the love šŸ˜‰

  • December 5, 2011 Cleo Odom

    I know you find recipes but I sense a deep love for baking? Thanks Paulette! Oh! Now Iā€™m hooked!
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