I particularly loved this recipe because it was extremely simple. I found it in A Good Spread - Recipes from the kitchens of Rural Women New Zealand, which was my bedtime reading last week. I wanted to share the recipe because it was easy and very economical.
2 cups self-raising flour
2 cups coconut
half cup sugar
1.5-2 cups milk (use your judgement)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until just combined. Turn into a greased and lined loaf tin and bake for approximately 1 hour at 150 celcius.
Now, how easy is that!!!
It was really tasty. I upped the sugar to a 3/4 cup. It made a large loaf so I froze at least half of it for later use in lunch boxes. It froze well and was enjoyed by all the small people in the house, and the grown ups.
Munch Mummies Anna, Amy and I attended the second ever New Zealand Food Bloggers Conference last weekend, which was exceptional!!!!! (wink! wink! to my good friend the Kitchen Maid who spoke eloquently at the conference). Thank you to Allison and Shirleen who organised this wonderful event and to all the fantastic sponsors who supported the gig.
Those attending the conference all got an extremely well stuffed bag of treats. It was super exciting to unpack it after the conference.
In this bag of splendour was another coconutty treat, Little Bird Organics Strawberry and White Cacao Macaroons. These were "road tested" by the most feared food critic in our house, Mr Five. He promptly came back for seconds and made it known that he would most definitely approve of these being in his lunch box. So if you are looking for more lunch box ideas then these are a worthy and healthy option, if not a little pricey. But hey, good healthy food costs money. They are gluten, nut and dairy free and sweetened with agave. Of course it contained coconut and coconut oil.
Mummy to three small boys