Saturday, June 28, 2008

summertime saturdays.2

Boys in boxers and t-shirts, girls in jammies, the newspaper, knitting, fresh fruit, hot coffee, and coconut bread. 
Delicious coconut bread using a recipe given to me by Kim.
Coconut Bread
1 cup oil :: 2 cups sugar :: 1 cup buttermilk :: 4 eggs :: 1-2 tsp. coconut extract :: 3 cups flour :: 2 tsp baking powder :: 1/2 tsp baking soda :: 1/2 tsp. salt :: 1 cup pecans (optional) :: 1 cup flaked coconut (optional)
Combine oil, sugar, buttermilk, eggs and coconut extract. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add dry mixture to first mixture; beat well.  Stir in the nuts and coconut. Pour into greased and floured loaf pans:  Two 9x5" pans, bake at 350 for 60 minutes. 
 
I actually pour half of the batter into one loaf pan, and then mix the nuts and coconut into the remaining batter for the second loaf.  This satisfies those in my family that don't like the coconut or the pecans.  Crazies. 
Enjoy your Saturday, and the rest of your weekend. 
Oh, and hi Peggy!  Thanks again.

33 comments:

lucky knitter said...

I love coconut. I'll have to try that recipe. Looks like a very relaxing morning!

Marimi said...

Enjoy, your wonderfull week end, and this coconut yummy.

kim said...

Don't be surprised if some morning I just show up on your doorstep. Love the coconut bread!

Jane said...

That sounds like a much better morning than ours. We had to finish spreading the mulch. Happy weekend :)

magnusmog said...

what a tasty saturday :)

rachel said...

Those plates are awesome!

sheepish one said...

this saturday's baking was more fruitful than last? ;P
the two times i've made this recipe, i didn't have eggs in the batter. whoops!! i'm sure next time, it will turn out perfectly!
wish i could show up on your doorstep, too.

house on hill road said...

it looks delicious!

Theresa/t does wool said...

glorious morning for this...and I see a peek of something on the needles...

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I have all the ingredients and will be making that tomorrow!

Denise said...

What a wonderful way to start the day. Have a great weekend.

Philigry said...

have a great weekend! sounds like a great day.

tiennie said...

Perfect way to relax!

Rainy said...

I'm new to your blog, through another blog. Knitting is on my list to learn, so hopefully someday in the near future. I love your outdoor mornings, do you mind telling me where you live? It is so hot hear in Texas, an outdoor breakfast this time of year would be miserable. Take Care

Kristyn Knits said...

I love how you spoil your family with love!

Anonymous said...

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Cinnamonamon said...

Stop! You're making me hungry! ;)

Love your summertime photos & "memories." :)

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Virtuous said...

Coconut bread!! MMmmh YUM!!

Tanya said...

Hi Leslie,
Once again, your summer Saturday table looks like bliss. I love ANYTHING coconut so will surely try that bread recipe. My Mom made coconut cake yesterday and I was brought a piece - oh MY was it heavenly - so moist and well, divine. If you want the recipe, let me know and I'll see if I can post it on my food blog soon.

Enjoy today!
Tanya

MadMad said...

Looks yummy! And breakfast at your house always seems so much more civilized than at mine...

gaylen said...

I made your coconut bread this morning and it was lovely. I sprinkled coconut on the top before I baked it. Normally, my baded goods come out like hockey pucks~but not your bread. Thank you :) g

Rose said...

That's exactly what I dream of doing; when we move the first of August, I'll be all set!

Anonymous said...

I went to your Flickr site, the kittens couldn't have been cuter but I have to know who the BEAUTIFUL owner is. And don't forget to take your iron.

Jill L said...

I will make that tomorrow --thanks!

Alison Boon said...

Sounds like a great recipe. Your saturday mornings sound like a real tonic for the rest of the week. Enjoy them.

Ella said...

Seriously? I'm coming to live with you. :D

The Litter Box House said...

mmm...coconut bread...I know my next baking project!

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

I just printed out this recipe and am so going to make this and bring to work. I get teased a lot about how much I love all things coconut - the taste, the smell, everything!

KeanaLee said...

The kids & I will be over for breakfast next Sat....whats on the menu! LOL :-)

TAMI said...

I can't get your Saturdays out of my head. I think we'll have to give it a try!

Karen said...

I miss those Sunday mornings with my kiddies at the table, eating pancakes and reading the Sunday paper. They are grown and gone, having their pannie cakes without me, boo hoo.

Sarah said...

Coconut bread...who would've know. Thanks for sharing!
Sarah
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