Churchville, USA Coconut Cake Sisters
I will be so happy when you are done with your whatever it is you are doing “finding yourself”. If I only was brave enough to have come with you. Your last email and the graphic account of taxi’s in NY still has me laughing. Where are you headed to next? Guess what Mark and I made a few nights ago? Mom’s pizza it was just as good as I remember and as happy as I was in remembering Mom and her pizza I also miss her and feel so sad sometimes.
Anyway I know we are talking on the phone tomorrow night but I wanted to quickly write you and give you this recipe I just took out of the oven. Made it for you as I know how much you love coconut in hopes for luring you for a visit. One positive thing about you out traveling is I do not have to share with you!
Mark is such a good friend I am so lucky to have met him and us both wanting to just be friends. Ok I admit maybe just friends …. I cannot even say it he is so handsome when you come visit at Holiday you will see.
Coconut Cake (bread)
This was mostly taken from www.smittenkitchen.com I just changed up a few things
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
6 tablespoons coconut oil melted or melted
Butter or oil or nonstick cooking spray for baking pan
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add sugar and coconut, and stir to mix. Make a well in the center, and pour in egg mixture, then stir wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. Add butter, and stir until just smooth be careful not to over mix.
Butter and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan, or coat it with a nonstick spray. Spread batter in pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, anywhere from 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Cool in pan five minutes, before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Serve in thick slices, toasted, with whipped cream, ice cream or butter. I was just thinking that adding some heated peaches on the side would be yummy I will do that for Mark when he comes for dinner.
PS ok fine yes I have a crush on Mark