Bajan Coconut Bread

The Bajan coconut bread is one of the delights of any Barbadian kitchen. Traditionally the neighbourhood would be alight with the pleasant aroma of the coconut sweet bread being baked on Sunday afternoons. Whether it is a heavy coconut bread or a light one, the sweet bread as it is called remains a favourite in homes and restaurants across the island.

Especially at Christmas and other special occasions… with this recipe, you no longer have to go to the bakery every time you want a piece of Barbados coconut sweet bread. You can simply make this delicious treat in your own kitchen.


Bajan Coconut Bread Frequently Asked Questions

Traditionally persons baking the Bajan Coconut Bread would prepare the coconut by grating a whole coconut, however, you can use the pre-grated packs of coconut found in the supermarket freezer.

Yes, you may if you are on a low-sugar diet you can reduce the amount of sugar used in this recipe. Simply adjust sugar levels to suit your dietary needs and taste.

Bajan Coconut Bread

Here is a recipe for Bajan Coconut Bread…

  • 450g (1lb) flour
  • 50g (2oz) margarine
  • 50g (2oz) shortening
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 175g (6oz) sugar
  • 1 large coconut grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 175g raisins
  • Nutmeg grated/spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

Bajan Coconut Bread – Baking Directions

Sift flour into a mixing bowl and add 4 ozs of sugar, shortening, margarine, baking powder, nutmeg, spice, essence, beaten egg, raisins and 3/4 of grated coconut and add water. Mix all ingredients together insuring that they blend well. Knead on a floured board until dough is firm cut and shaped into two loaves.

Take the remaining 1/4 of grated coconut, add 1 oz of sugar, add 1/2 tsp vanilla essence and mix thoroughly.
Using a knife cut through the middle of each loaf and add equal amounts of grated coconut mixed with essence and sugar to the center of each loaf and close the opening.

Put into greased loaf pans 2/3 full. Score the tops with a sharp knife, take the remaining 1 ozs sugar mix with a small amount of water and brush onto the top of each loaf. Bake in moderate heat in the oven until firm and brown.

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