Bought to many lemons one week. It wasn’t like they were on sale…just felt the need to buy a bunch of them…thinking I was going to make something great!
Not sure what I was thinking…but as days past… my lemons began to look sketchy…
So I asked a few friends for suggestions and decided to make some…
Lemon Coconut Bread
It was good but not great. Smelled wonderful…but tasted kind of blahh. The recipe called for unsweetened coconut…which I had on hand (weird). I think that’s what didn’t do it for me. Next time I will try this recipe with sweetened coconut flakes.
Try it for yourself. Let me know what you think. You might like it…or not.
Lemon Coconut Bread
adapted from Farmgirl Fare
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1¼ cups granulated sugar
2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
¾ cup milk
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon lemon zest (or more if you want a bigger kick of lemon)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup (1 stick or ¼ pound) butter, melted
Coconut Glaze (optional)
*made this cause I needed some sweetness, it helped.
1 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. Coconut extract
1. Heat the oven to 350° degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. With a rubber spatula stir in the sugar and coconut.
3. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture, stirring just until combined.
5. Add the melted butter and stir just until smooth. Be careful not to overmix.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the loaf comes out clean. Ovens vary, so start checking for doneness after about 55 minutes.
7. Let the bread cool on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes and then carefully remove it from the pan. Make sure bread is completely cool or slightly warm before slicing. Store in an airtight container for 3 days or wrap in plastic and/or aluminum foil, pop in a plastic zipper bag, and freeze.
8. To make coconut glaze. Mix all ingredients with a whisk until well blended and smooth. Pour glaze over bread.