Coconut Sweet Bread - Trinidad

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“Great with a cup of black coffee. This is my friend's grandmother's recipe. Mixed peel is the candied peel of various fruit. Use candied orange peel or candied papaya peel or a combination of the two.”
1hr 15mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt four times.
  2. Add sugar and fruit; blend evenly.
  3. Add coconut, cinamon and grated nutmeg and stir well.
  4. In another bowl combine the whipped eggs, milk, essence and cooled melted butter. Mix well.
  5. Make a well in the flour mixture.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the well and stir with a spoon. Batter will be heavy and mixture will be fairly stiff.
  7. DO NOT KNEAD or bread will be tough. Mix entirely by spoon, assisted by a knife.
  8. Pile into 2 non-stick or greased loaf tins.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  10. OPTIONAL: When done, glaze with mixture of 1 tablespoon sugar and one tablespoon water. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and Return to the oven for 3 -4 minutes.

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