Lusciously Sweet & Creamy Barbados Coconut Bread
If there is one dish that truly showcases the amazing flavor of the Caribbean, then can there be a better option than the Barbados Coconut Bread? The perfect balance of sweet, creamy and crunchy has made it a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike.
This delectable recipe is so delicious that once you’ve tasted it, you’ll be unable to resist its charms! Made with freshly grated coconut, this bread has an irresistible texture, making it the ideal accompaniment to a salad or just with some light sauce. As for flavor, the combination of the creamy coconut and sweet sugar syrup, it’s a delightful harmony of flavor sensations.
To bring out the vivid colors and the piquant flavors, this Barbados Coconut Bread is cooked with the help of infused spices. The aroma of cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg give it a unique aroma that will tantalize the palate.
– 2 cups freshly grated coconut
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 cup melted butter
– 2/3 cup sugar syrup
– 2 eggs
– 2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1 tsp ground cardamom
– 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
– 1/4 tsp ground cloves
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and spices.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter, and sugar syrup.
4. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
5. Fold in the grated coconut.
6. Grease a 9 inch baking pan with butter and pour the batter into it.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Enjoy the yummy Barbados Coconut Bread is best served with tea or coffee on a lazy morning. It’s just sweet enough to make your mouth water, but not so that you feel overwhelmed by the sweetness. Plus, the unique Caribbean spices make this bread extra special.For an even more flavorful experience, toast each piece. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before devouring it.
Barbados Coconut Bread is one of those dishes that reflect the unique tastes and cultural influences of the Caribbean. If you’ve never tried it before, give it a go, and you won’t regret it!