Like a quickie?
Impromptu guests and nothing to feed em?
This is the recipe for you.
I was fortunate to be given this recipe from my friend Natasha. It was handed down to her from her Grandmother (and handed across to me!!) I've changed it a bit, but it's basically the same.
My 3pickles are hungry little guys. Pickle #2 is currently going through a growth spurt and Pickle #1 will eat a whole roast chicken on his own (if I let him). So when they get home from school, they need a snack. I usually give them something healthy like vegetable sticks, hommus and crackers. Occasionally, I'll give them a sweet treat like this coconut bread, with a tall glass of milk. When it's home made at least I know what's really in it, right?
This recipe is so quick and easy to make that you could do it with your eyes closed.
I love quick and easy.
1 cup dessicated or shredded coconut (I've used both & they work out fine)
1 cup of self raising flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of milk
pinch of ground cinnamon
Mix all of the ingredients together and spoon into a lined loaf tin.
Bake at 180 degrees C (365F) for about 45-50 mins (just test with a skewer)
Remove from the oven and while still warm, top with dollops of butter and cinnamon sugar.
Combine 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
I ALWAYS forget to buy caster sugar, so I just "blitz" some regular sugar for a second or two in my little bullet machine. You can make pure icing sugar this way too, just "blitz" a little longer until you get a powder (great for making Royal Icing). Heaps cheaper too.
Um, yeah, this shot isn't "set up"....Could have been worse
As I write this post, I've noticed that there is no coconut bread left.
So, I guess blogging is the new form of dieting....at least for me.
I'd love to know what your "quickie" recipe is. Can you let me know in the comments below and if you have blogged about it, I'd love you to leave a link to share.
PS: Don't forget to eat it warm.