Friday, October 22, 2010

Lemon-Coconut Bread


Quick bread is nothing sort of spectacular for a dessert but even if it posits to be humble, the effect is most often sweet and delectable.  Give way to lemon-coconut bread, made a few days ago because I wanted to escape the ho-hum of everyday chores.  I was in a good mood and had lots of energy because I accomplished not just one bread but two types of breads; one was my favorite bread of the week, three-seed whole wheat.


That bread was almost gone, only a slice or two left in the bread box, but I still  have the lemon-coconut bread.  It has stayed moist for two days and was meant to be savored piece by piece with a warm drink.  Perfect for a storm that's brewing in the horizon.

Lemon-Coconut Bread

Makes one 9x5-inch loaf

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon lemon zest

3/4 cup sweetened coconut

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup lemon juice

For lemon icing:

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degree F.  Grease one 9x5-inch loaf.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in a large bowl.  Stir in coconut.

Beat oil, eggs, and milk with an electric mixer in a separate bowl until frothy.  Stir in lemon juice.  Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir until just combined.  Spoon into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 70-80 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Make the icing:  Stir confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl with a wooden spatula.  Add more lemon juice if it's too stiff.

When the cake is done, let it cool in pan over rack for 10 minutes.  Remove pan and let it cool completely on rack before icing it.

Source:  adapted from 125 Best Quick Bread Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt


  1. Must be yummy. Have never tried the combination of lemon and coconut. Will try it someday! thanks for sharing Eliza!

    you should try!

  2. Love that drizzle!! Great photos

    thanks for coming Mike!

  3. This looks so delicious! Beautiful photos :)

    oh, thank you!

  4. Oooh I love the combination of lemon and coconut and this bread looks amazing.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new food photo gallery showcasing beautiful and flavorful baking.

    thank you for the comment! I'll see when I can do that!

  5. I made this last night and brought it into work. Lovely recipe. Very moist and easy, easy, easy.

    You're welcome! I'm glad you like the recipe as well.

  6. Lemon & Coconut = our favorites. This bread looks easy to make and delicious to boot. Can't wait to make it!

    I'm glad you approve! :)

  7. Very easy! Did not have lemon juice but used pineapple juice instead.