Coconut bread

I have a little black book. No, it does not contain any deep, dark secrets. Rather, in this notebook, I have written down recipes that I wanted to try. And one that has been staring at my face for the longest time was a quick bread recipe–Bill Granger’s coconut bread.

Quick bread is a type of bread that gets its rise from leavening agents other than yeast. The leavening agents can be baking powder, beer, buttermilk and so on. The great thing about quick bread is that they are fairly easy to assemble and there is no need to proof the dough or batter. And the finished product often has the texture and taste of a cake, which makes it great for breakfast or tea.

Bill Granger’s coconut bread is a one-mixing-bowl wonder. You can get your kids involve in making the bread without the fear of messing up the kitchen (though I cannot guarantee that they won’t throw flour at each other). The finished coconut bread is tender and crumbly, and I love the chew from the shredded coconut. The only painful part about the recipe is waiting for an hour for the bread to bake while you inhale the smell of the cinnamon that is wafting out from the kitchen.

About Mandy Ng

Mandy’s journey into the culinary world began out of necessity–a means of survival whilst she was at university. She believes cooking should be simple and fun. Besides spending time in the kitchen whipping up hearty meals, Mandy also dreams of having a bottomless stomach that she can fill with all kinds of delicious things.


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25 July 2013


This is too funny – you have a black book dedicated to recipes, I have an ipad dedicated to recipes and cookbooks. I’m due to buy a new one when the newer model is released because my ipad is already filled.


I love coconut and I’m saving this to my stash.

Hi Samy

Guess I am still old-school! Think you are like me, there are so MANY recipes that I want to try ;p Glutton at work!

Hi Mandy, I love the fact that you melt the butter in the loaf tin directly rather than doing so over another saucepan. I will do anything to save myself from washing up a bowl/pot! And plus you get to grease the pan subsequently – how ingenious!

Hi Joy

Despite popular beliefs among my friends, I am a very lazy cook. Whatever shortcuts I can think of, I will do it. Glad to be able to share my lazy ways with you 🙂

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