January 10, 2010

Coconut Bread with Walnut



I left a comment to Kenny from "Chic Eat" the other day saying I really wanted to have one of the lovely Dorayakis that he posted the pictures on Facebook. And he replied, " Okie, hehe......"

I did not have the Dorayaki eventually, but surprisingly Ethan got a lovely knitted hat instead from Kenny.

I met Kenny via blogging. We share the same passion towards food, same mother tongue, and one of the common friends, Fred, who has recently come to visit me and brought this adorable gift to Ethan.

Aren't you amazed by the beauty of blogosphere where completely strangers become friends? All those years when I've been away from my hometown, his blog is one of the corners where I wander around to gather my memories.

Thank you, Kenny. Big kisses and hugs from Ethan and me. Will definitely let you know how it goes when the model is ready to put it on! You know he's been pretty against putting clothes on lately.

This is what both me and Fred made today to tribute you. :P

(makes 2 loaves)
Ingredients:
6 eggs
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp coconut extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
Combine the first 6 ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat ingredients on medium speed for 2 mins.

In a separate bowl, sift and combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Add in flour mixture in two additions, alernately with coconut milk, mixing each addition just until incorportated.

Fold in coconut and walnut.

Pour into two greased loaf pans. Sprinkle coconut on top. Bake at 350F for 50 mins.

Remove from oven and place on rack to cool.

37 comments:

Drick said...

nice loaf ... bet it is wonderful, it sure looks like it...

pegasuslegend said...

love coconut anything you cant go wrong looks lovely!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Looks so yummy, I'm adding it to my "To Make" list. :)

Karine said...

That is so sweet from Kenny! :)
And that is a great bread you have. Have a good week!

Bromography said...

Very interesting combination! The loaf looks great.

Fresh Local and Best said...

This post is so sweet, and the friendship forged is touching! It's like having a good pen pal! This coconut bread looks wonderful!

kathyvegas said...

I just picked up a bag of coconut on sale yesterday with no plans for it. Now I know exactly what I'm going to do with it...THIS! I love the coconut milk in the recipe, too, I bet this is a nice moist loaf. I can't wait to make this over the weekend...thanks for the inspiration!

Beatrice said...

I wish I could have a slice of this right now! I find it so hard to resist toasted coconut...

KennyT said...

I'm sooooooooooooo jealous that you guys are having fun without me (just kidding), hahaha.

Glad that you like the knitted hat!

Fun said...

i had two pcs already and its so gd!!!

tks Lululu 4 giving me great times here in VAN!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I am positively drooling over this bread!

Renata said...

Oh woww!!! I love coconut bread!!!!!! Yours looks gorgeous!

bonnie said...

I love coconut and with walnuts, too good!!

Shirley said...

The loaf looks good. I agree about friends in blogosphere. Its the best part of blogging.

Sook said...

ooh I want this bread! I love coconut and I love walnut! :)

MaryMoh said...

This loaf must be full of flavour with the coconut milk added. I would definitely like it. Love all the coconut shreds on top. Lovely friendship story.

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice coconut flavored bread..very nice.waiting for the model with his hat..

Angie's Recipes said...

mmmm...coconut bread...irresistible!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a delicious looking loaf. I adore coconut, and Kenny--I think he is lovely too :).

NOELLE said...

This looks so good! It makes for a great tea loaf.

Jennifer Cote said...

Looks awesome. If you love coconut, you might want to try an alternative to canned coconut milk, from Tropical Traditions. (No, I don't sell the stuff, but I love their coconut cream concentrate...) You can read more about that product
here...
Thanks for posting!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Oooohhh, why do you do this to me? I am a coconut fiend...and this sounds delightful. Adding it to my list of "must make"!

pigpigscorner said...

The bead looks and sounds wonderful! The coconut makes sucha huge difference.

Lauren @CoffeeMuffins said...

I love coconut flavour things, and this bread sounds (and looks) amazing. I can just imagine the wonderful taste of the toasted coconut on top.

Will have to try this :)

Hungry Jenny said...

Wow, that looks amazing! Have added to my baking list, I haven't done any with coconut before, mm.

Hungry Jenny x

Maya said...

Cheers to a wonderful friendship :)

Blackswan said...

I'm a coconut fanatic & kudos to ur friendship!

Divina Pe said...

I love anything with coconut. Can I have a slice? It's really nice to meet other food bloggers. I hope to meet you one day. A visit to Vancouver is part of the plan this year.

Evelyne@Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

6 eggs, 3cups of sugar, 4 cups of flour...wow, that is quite the bread lol. Looks so yummy

myblissfulbites said...

Oh I will definitely have to save this recipe to make. Looks delicious!

Paz said...

Coconut and walnut. Hmmm... Nice-sounding mixture.

Paz

Veronica Lee said...

YUMMY!! I just wanna sink my teeth into it!!

My Man's Belly said...

This looks so good. I'm drooling on my keyboard.

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

oh nice! coconut bread with walnuts. gotta try that next, since i feel like a pro at making banana walnut bread. i'm actually making another loaf today for my friend. yum yum!

Joy said...

Ethan is so precious lulu, those eyes just melt your heart! This coconut bread looks amazing -- I am such a fan of coconut, itd go perfect with a cup of coffee. It is always so nice to have unexpected acts of kindness, especially from people who were once formally "strangers". What a beautiful story, thanks for sharing!

Stacy said...

Looks delicious and luscious! Yum!

Katiedidtoo said...

I am making this immediately!

But do you have any suggestions on getting the coconut milk cans open easier?? It seems like I end up having to tear hem apart with heavy machinery every single time!