Fall has come… For many – unfortunately. For me? Finally. I assume that many of you don’t like this time of the year. I do, very much. It’s such an extraordinary time… Even a fog has got something. A few days were sunny enough to make a fluffy loaf, with dessicated coconut and plums. Delicious and perfect with a nice cup of tea.
300 ml of coconut milk
2 whole eggs
3 egg yolks (raw)
2 cups of plain flour (I mesure 1 cup as a amount of 250 ml glass. It’ll be about 130 gramms each)
3/4 (three-quarters) glass of sugar
4 Tbs od dessicated coconut *
Zest from 1/2 of lemon
3-4 plums, chopped
2-3 dried apricots, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
4-5 tablespoon of sunflower oil
* Boil 50ml of water/milk and pour into the bowl with coconut. It’ll absorb water thoroughly and you’ll get stronger flavour.
Grate lemon zest. Combine everything in a large bowl, using whisk. And that’s pretty much all. Bake for 45 minutes in 180 C, and then for another 10 minutes in 200 C. To make sure it’s ready – use a wooden stick. Simply stick in and check if the end is dry. If yes- perfect. If not- wait 5-10 mins more, and check again. Should be ready this time. If you like, you can prepare coconut icing. Combine a few Tbs of coconut, 2 Tbs of butter (unsalted!) and sugar to taste. Heat it up and spread on the loaf (icing should be sticky, a bit runny – but not too much). Enjoy!