Thursday 31 October 2013

Pumpkin and Coconut Bread Recipe

So today is Halloween. I'm sure many of you are busy with your kids, dressing up, carving pumpkins, perhaps a spot of trick or treating.

On Sunday I posted a picture of  a pumpkin with its top cut off. The question was, what to do with the insides??

mashed pumpkin

I seem to have caught the baking bug lately so decided to bake some pumpkin bread with the added ingredient of coconut to add a little twist.

Ingredients - makes 2 loaves of bread

* 400g Castor Sugar
* 220g Brown Sugar
* 250ml Vegetable oil
* 4 Eggs
* 440g Plain Flour
* 2 tsps Bicarbonate of Soda
* 2 tsps Salt
* 1 tsp Ginger
* Pureed Pumpkin
* 75g Dessicated Coconut
* 150ml Water


* Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
* Grease and flour two loaf tins.
* Mix together the oil, sugars and eggs.
* Stir in the pumpkin puree.
* Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, ginger and water.
* Finally add the coconut and fold into the mixture.
* Pour the mix into the loaf tins and bake for around 60 minutes.

I put a skewer in the centre around 50 minutes and again at 55 minutes, if the skewer comes out clean then the bread is baked to perfection.

pumpkin and cocnut bread

The bread should come out with a lovely golden crust on the outside whilst remaining wonderfully moist on the inside. No pumpkin waste in sight!!!

Oh and if people were wondering from my Silent Sunday last week what my pumpkin turned out like, well I didn't do the traditional carving, instead I went with this :

what to do with a pumpkin

What has everyone else done with their pumpkins?


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