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Coconut Loaf

 Coconut Loaf
Mary Ann Dudek suggests a cup of tea when enjoying a slice of this cake-like bread. "It does well at bake sales and is a wonderful gift-particularly for coconut lovers," says the Cleveland, Ohio baker.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each
  • addition. Stir in coconut.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1
  • hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool
  • completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 209 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.