During the winter months baking is a favorite activity in Dr Phatouros’ household and this Coconut and Chocolate Loaf is a winner with the whole family.
2 ¼ cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup caster sugar
1 ¼ cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
250g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
1 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
65g chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and coconut in a large bowl, add in the butter, milk and vanilla bean paste and mix well until all combined. Add in the chocolate to the mix and stir well.
Pour mixture into a greased 25cm loaf pan.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes after taking loaf out of the oven and before turning out to wire racks to cool.
Enjoy with a nice warm cup of tea or hot chocolate for a delicious winter treat.