Alana – what a wonderful post and birthday reflection. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and wait about 5 minutes before removing the cake from the pan. thanks for such inspiring words. But it’s also about the girls. Fold in the 1 1/2 cups of the shredded coconut. Happy Birthday to Shirley, and to all you wonderful late August Virgos out there. Next up this week: Granola cereal. The size of the shredded coconut won’t make a difference to the taste, but it certainly will make a difference when you try to cut into it. No book events scheduled at this time. thanks for sharing your grandmom w/ us. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Preheat the oven to 350F. So in one way it’s so hard to think of how they would love this day, this grandchild, or this recipe if they were here. Then add the coconut milk and mix it then the maple syrup. Made your hamburger buns from the book last weekend… they were a big hit at our party! Coconut milk can be readily purchased from grocery stores. My grandfather was a bit more of a zealot, and I know he was especially proud of having a wife who could make a date nut loaf that could really knock your socks off. This will be sticky work; use the paper or wrap to help. It hardens up pretty quickly again, so I just return any excess to the jar when it’s cooled a bit. While the loaf is cooling. Grease and 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with a thin coat of coconut oil. Do not over mix. I’m Alana, and I write about food, family and the wonderful chaos that ensues when the two combine. Grease and 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with a thin coat of coconut oil. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a rubber spatula to fully combine the mixture in just 2=3 strokes. Remove loaf from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. And I love that- how just a thought can stay with you and help to keep that person with you (even if in life, you really wanted some of his dessert!). Make a well in the middle of dry ingredients and add egg, coconut milk, lime juice, vanilla extract, … However, coconut flour is 4 times more absorbent than other flours and that’s why you must measure this flour very carefully. Glaze. That is, if date nut loaf is your kind of thing, which for me, it certainly was not. 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk This week, my grandmother Shirley would have been 86. It’s usually shredded coconut, rather than coconut milk or oil, that has the pungent taste many people dislike. (You won’t use the entire can of coconut milk.) 3/4 cup turbinado sugar My Mom had us macrobiotic in the mid-seventies and made her own crackers that none can compare. 1 cup yoghurt. Thanks for this recipe. Really wonderful job- I’m so happy to have this one on my shelf. I’ve written about my grandmother’s connection to whole foods at some length (most recently here), but the most important part is that the woman loved to bake with her whole heart, and in the process of trying to make a the world a better place, she felt some satisfaction in weighing out her whole grain flours and various alternatives to white sugar. (i’m not sure what the consistancy is for coconut mik) thanks. We’re using coconut milk, sweetened shredded coconut, and coconut extract, so there’s no doubt about it! xbody.info. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Once the bread has cooled, glaze it with a coconutty powdered sugar icing, and top it with big shards of toasted coconut… Your tribute is lovely. Thank you so much for this post. It must be the quiet shadow of Shirley’s birthday that gives me the sign. To make the coconut bread: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and mist a loaf pan with non-stick spray. If you like this video, please like, share and subscribe to my channel. Coconut loaf made with shredded coconut coconut milk and coconut oil instead o 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut My hubby really likes it too. This is from the Hutchinson House B&B in Faribault, MN. I was raised by someone similar to your Grandma. With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just barely combined. SO many good people born that week. If you make this Matcha Coconut Loaf, I’d love to see it! Coconut oil 30ml. I just lost my grandmother a month ago and your words have brought me much comfort. I made this today, following the recipe except I added 2tbsp creamed coconut cuz I had it and wanted to try it. 1 tsp vanilla essence. This is the white substance that is squeezed out of the coconut flesh and not the clear water that is present in the coconuts. Jelly didn’t set? Gently stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. 1 cup organic powdered sugar, or more as needed In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the toasted coconut and the turbinado sugar. 1/2 cup of shredded coconut; 1 cup of fresh or frozen cherries; Preheat your oven to 185 degrees and like a loaf tin with baking paper. My husband is very excited about that one. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with coconut milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. 2 eggs. The images you conveyed were so clear that I put on my imaginary apron for a minute and perched myself at the counter with Shirley and Sadie. Watch it carefully, as it can burn very quickly. My grandmothers birthday was also late August and I never could remember if it was the 30th or 31st. 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