Coconut Sweet Bread - Trinidad

sobota, 15 lutego 2014

Coconut Sweet Bread - Trinidad

Time: 1 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit
  • 1 cup raisins or 1 cup sultana
  • 3 cups coconut, grated (not dried or sweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • 2 eggs, well-beaten
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond essence
  • 1/2 lb butter (melted) or 1/2 lb margarine (melted)

Directions

  • 1 Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt four times.
  • 2 Add sugar and fruit; blend evenly.
  • 3 Add coconut, cinamon and grated nutmeg and stir well.
  • 4 In another bowl combine the whipped eggs, milk, essence and cooled melted butter. Mix well.
  • 5 Make a well in the flour mixture.
  • 6 Pour the egg mixture into the well and stir with a spoon. Batter will be heavy and mixture will be fairly stiff.
  • 7 DO NOT KNEAD or bread will be tough. Mix entirely by spoon, assisted by a knife.
  • 8 Pile into 2 non-stick or greased loaf tins.
  • 9 Bake at 325 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • 10 OPTIONAL: When done, glaze with mixture of 1 tablespoon sugar and one tablespoon water. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and Return to the oven for 3 -4 minutes.

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