Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Raspberry And Coconut Loaf


A long time has passed since I’ve shared a recipe here, mainly due to a long time having passed since I’ve tried anything new really.  Today I decided to whip up this Raspberry And Coconut Loaf for afternoon tea and thought I'd share the recipe with you all.  While the large quantity of sugar isn't exactly to my liking, I figured one piece couldn't hurt and so after we all devoured a slice each fresh from the oven, I froze the other half of this loaf for another time when the urge for something sweet hits...



Raspberry And Coconut Loaf

1 ¾ cups desiccated coconut
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 ⅔ cups self-raising flour
1 cup frozen raspberries
icing sugar, to serve


Combine coconut and coconut milk in a large bowl. Cover and stand for 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 170°C. Line base and sides of a 7cm-deep, 10.5cm x 20.5cm (base) loaf pan with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.  Using a metal spoon, stir sugar, egg and vanilla into coconut mixture. Sift flour over coconut mixture. Gently stir until combined. Fold in raspberries.  Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan for 10 minutes. Lift onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar and slice. Serve toasted, if desired.

Photography by Steve Brown for Taste

14 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I am going to try it soon:)

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  2. Yum! I love anything with raspberries and coconut. xo

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  3. You're good, I wouldn't have freezed it! I'd have eaten the whole thing. Sounds yummy.

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  4. Raspberry and coconut = winning combo in my books! YUM x

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  5. it sure does look delicious! and i agree with mikky, i would have eaten the whole thing too!

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  6. Yum I am a big fan of coconut in cakes such a good flavour. It must be a new year thing because Iv been really slack with new recipes lately too, keep sticking to my tried and tested know how rather than attempt a new dish. I have subscribed to a year of Good Food magazine which I got with my fly by points and landed in my mailbox yesterday so Im hoping that will inspire me to try making a new dish a week again :)

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  7. Sounds delicious! I am on the hunt for new lunch box recipes and this is perfect! xx

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  8. Yum! That looks and sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Claudia

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  9. That looks totally delicious - you are making me hungry!

    Melissah

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  10. This sounds delicious Amanda, I do love recipes with coconut in them. I bet it would taste delicious toasted with some butter on it, mmm. Might have to give this a try, thank you:) xx

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  11. delicious and my favourite combination - actaully i like anything with coconut in it! i never thought of freezing leftovers! all this time i have been chucking them away. thanks for the tip.

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