coconut loaf

Coconut Bread

10 oz butter, softened

2 tbsp lemon zest

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup dessicated coconut

2/3 cup almond meal

1 cup buttermilk

Directions

Preheat your oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease and flour your baking pan.

If you don’t have almond meal, simply take some blanched almonds and whiz them up in a cuisinart until they are fine. 

Combine the butter, zest and sugar and mix until pale and creamy.  Add the eggs gradually.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.  Sift the flour and baking powder over the butter mixture and fold in the almonds, coconut and buttermilk. 

Pour into your prepared pan and bake for approximately 1 ½ hours or until the bread is lightly browned and a cake tester comes clean when inserted (cooking time will be less if using two smaller pans).

..et voila! ♥