|Getting Ready to Toast|
The smell of toasting coconut is delicious. I had family members coming into the kitchen wondering what smelled so good. After you have toasted your coconut set it aside. In a large bowl you whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, you add the egg, melted butter, and coconut milk together. Combine the wet and dry mixtures together. Stir in the toasted coconut. Spoon in one third of the batter into the prepared pan. Spoon half of the marmalade over the batter. Repeat the layers. You take a table knife and swirl the marmalade through the bread. Bake for about 60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. You can't eat the bread right away. You wrap the bread in plastic wrap and let it sit overnight. I thought, will I ever get to taste this bread? Yes, I just had to be patient. The next day, you are ready to enjoy your bread. Yeah! Before serving, spread some melted marmalade over the top of the bread and sprinkle some toasted coconut on top.
After all this waiting, I was more than ready to to taste the bread. It was wonderful. It was moist, had a nice coconut flavor from the milk and toasted coconut. Best of all, it had a tangy flavor from the marmalade. This bread was well worth the wait.
From Better Homes and Gardens
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut milk or milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
3/4 cup lime marmalade, melted*
1 tablespoon lime marmalade, melted
1/4 cup chip or flake coconut, toasted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
2. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl beat egg with a fork; stir in coconut milk and melted butter. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in 1 cup of toasted flaked coconut.
|Batter in Bread Pan|
|Marmalade Over Bread Batter|
|Swirling Marmalade Through the Bread|
Makes 14 servings
*Melting marmalade:Spoon marmalade into a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. Heat 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on 100 percent power, stirring every 30 seconds until marmalade is a spoonable consistency. If softening only 1 to 2 tablespoons on marmalade, heat just 20 to 30 seconds.
|Ready to Slice|