To day is Valentine’s Day. Everybody thinks about love and love is in the air. In India, Valentine day means lot of love songs on television and radio. Valentine cards with lovely themes will be available at market too. There was no cake or bread baking there. This is year I wanted to celebrate V day with lots of fun, because we are happy more than ever because of our little one. She brings everyday happiness with her cute smiles and the new discoveries she makes.
I love bounty chocolate which is usually made of coconut and chocolate, they are my energy bar, when I go out. So I decide to make a bread with coconut and chocolate and added raspberry for color. I was looking at a lot of recipes and finally settled with this one. I made some changes by removing butter and adding less sugar. Trust me this is a keeper recipe if you love chocolate and coconut you have to have a bite at least once. I made the bread like this.
Raspberry: 1/3 cup and 6 no for garnishing
All purpose flour: ¾ cup
Desiccated coconut: ¼ cup
Sugar: 1/8 cup (If you need sweetness add more)
White chocolate chips: 1/5 cup
Butter milk: 1/4 cup
Egg: 1 no
Baking powder: ¾ teaspoon
Baking soda: 1/8 teaspoon
Canola oil: 1/4 cup
Coconut chips: 1/4 cup for garnishing
Butter: 1 teaspoon (for greasing the baking dish)
How I made
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Butter and line the base and sides of 5-inch x 9-inch x 3-inch loaf dish with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl sift flour, baking powder and baking soda. And add desiccated coconut and mix until everything well combined.
In a bowl beat egg with sugar and buttermilk and add oil and mix until everything incorporated well.
Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix everything well.
Finally fold in raspberry gently so that it won’t break.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smoothen the tops with a spatula. Garnish with raspberry and coconut chips. Bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes and remove it and cool in the wire rack for another 1 hour.
Cut into slices and enjoy with or without extra butter.
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Serving: 3 serving
Verdict: Yummy. Keeper recipe
Will you make it again: I will
I am sending this delicious and gorgeous bread to
Jamie hosting this month Monthly mingle event started by Meeta with theme of chocolate and bread.