Jamaican coconut bread...

Recently all over the food blog world everyone is making a version of coconut bread - had to finally try it! As I love coconut I couldn't wait any longer. I was looking for a 'perfect' recipe for 2 days but decided eventually to go with the one from Jamaicans.com . It was a good choice. The bread (or really more like a kind of cake) is nice, fluffy and moist. There is one thing I will change in the future though - I will swap the normal milk for the coconut milk, as I believe this will give more 'pronounced' coconut taste.

How to make it...

- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180 C degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut in large bowl. In separate bowl, beat milk, egg, oil and vanilla extract together until well blended. Add liquid ingredients to dry ones and stir to blend. Do not over-mix. Pour batter into a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then invert the bread onto a cake rack to cool completely. Make 10 to 12 servings.