Sunday, May 24, 2009

Coconut bread weekend

This is the last day of Mick's 3 week annual leave. The poor man is devastated and he's been dragged into work for a meeting ... the meeting became go get something done in the vineyard. So while he was gone. I made a coconut bread using Bill Granger's recipe. I am a true stepford wife now, I have managed to bake while keeping an eye on a 3 week old in his rocker.

Here's the recipe off lifestylefood channel's website. I had forgotten about this until I saw a re-run (isn't Foxtel all about RE-RUNS!! GRRR) and I thought this would be good for the poor man to have while at work.

  • 2 Eggs
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 150 g shredded Coconuts
  • 75 g unsalted Butter melted
  • icing sugar
  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  • Lightly whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl, add sugar and coconut, 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.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 21 x 10 cm (81/2 x 4 in) loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer.
It did not quite take 1 hour, I think it was in the oven for about 45mins. The batter is slightly runny and it looks and smells absolutely yummy. I do not usually have a thing for coconut but this smells yum!

I have not done any sewing since leaving the hospital as my back had been really bad. As you can imagine my centre of gravity has been messed up and breastfeeding a baby (although he is itty bitty) has done my back in. Mick has bought me a new sewing machine and I will be BACK next week! Truly looking forward to it - and not being back at work.


  1. Hey there, how are you doing with the baby? Doing any sewing lately? My baby is now 8 weeks and I haven't sew for awhile....too busy being a mum


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