Coconut Bread makes me think of Islands (of course)

Zanzibar 2005: photo by Tinus

Zanzibar 2005: photo by Tinus

Of course it would, what with coconut trees, white beaches and solitude in my head. All of the aforesaid in no particular order. I woke up thinking of Zanzibar which we visited a few years ago and where the chef in the villa (which a group of us shared) introduced me to a whole new way of thinking with the way theyliterally “perfume” the food with gentle spices, creating whiffs of gentle aromas and subtle tastes. Nothing bold and in your face but oh so memorable and tasty. Thinking of islands, led to thinking of food ,led to being hungry- nothing new then.

Gluten Free Coconut bread

Gluten Free Coconut bread

My sister at nowathome posted the recipe for these gluten free and sugar free” breads”, but I really think it can be adapted to just about anything you want it to be. Savoury or sweet depending on the (hunger) mood. It is made with coconut flour and it leaves that same “perfumed” sense I was talking about because the coconut taste is just there in the background,the way I like it.image Coconut Bread (the recipe is per small bread, about the size of a bread roll):

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
    Instructions
    1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to mix the ingredients until very smooth.
    2. Using a spatula, transfer to small ramekin.
    3. Microwave on high for 90 seconds.

I toasted some cheese on top and had it with parsley, butter and Marmite for breakfast. A lot of things can come from this recipe. If you think of going the sweet way, I can just imagine how carrots, nuts and cinnamon would change this to a carrot type cake. Any sweet or savoury ideas are anyway endless. My sis brought the plain ones along to a picnic we had at the botanical gardens in Cape Town and we piled them high with pickles , cheese(of course) and avocado. Very delicious.

Random Photo: We had a great time at Klein Roosboom Wine Farm, Durbanville Area today and there are a lot of quirky things going on at the tasting room.

Classic!

Classic!

Another use for the old silver teapot.

 great lightfitting idea

great lightfitting idea

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31 thoughts on “Coconut Bread makes me think of Islands (of course)

  1. Hi vriendin. Klink heerlik. Ek gaan op slag more klappermeel koop. Sjoe daai foto laat my dink aan die Madagaskar vakansie. Dit was heerlik en vol fun !!! Kon Tinus toe Swahili praat op Zanzibar?!

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  2. I’ve bought coconut flour today and tried this – was really impressed with the results. I usually don’t make anything in the microwave, so it was an even bigger “adventure”! 🙂
    Thank you and your sister for this wonderful idea. It’s great to have on hand when gluten-free muffin is needed.

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  3. And I can just imagine how a toasted coconut bread roll would make a wonderful foil for some type of large shrimp – filling – it would have to have flecks of red but not sure from what – tomatoes maybe? Something creamy but not more coconut and no cream either, so not clear, but I can see it in my minds eye, to come up with a recipe I’d need to eat the coconut bread first. In my minds eye you would have a coconut bread and shrimp “burger” – maybe toast the coconut bread? Hm I must be hungry. Maybe we should have a competition on your website for everyone to make the bread and come up with their favourite way to enjoy it? You can tell I should be working cant you!

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