|BAJAN SWEET BREAD- also known as coconut bread.This is a wonderful bread that all Bajans eat for breakfast and with " afternoon tea".
- 2½ cups grated coconut
- ½ cup melted butter or margarine
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tbsp shortening
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 egg - beaten
- 1¼ cup evaporated milk
- 1 tsp almond essence
- Grease loaf pans with shortening and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
Mix flour, baking powder,salt,coconut, sugar and the raisins together in a bowl. Add egg, evaporated milk, margarine and almond essence and mix together well until you have a firm dough.
Divide dough in half and fill loaf pans.
Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of hot water and brush mixture over the loaves.
Bake in center of oven for about 1 hour or until skewer inserted into center comes out clean.
Let cool in the pans before removing and serving.