My wife is the baker in the family so here’s her blog post about coconut almond bake. I’ll just take a back seat and sip on something lol….
A few days ago I felt like eating a coconut almond bake. Coconut almond bake is a variation for my favourite coconut bake or wholewheat coconut bake recipe. I had the recipe, and for some strange reason I turned to my own website just to see if the main picture for this recipe should be replaced ( I had taken out a photo of the bake and enjoyed it). Needless to say, I was surprised; I did not have a coconut almond bake recipe nowhere on the site. For this, I was confused! I really thought this recipe was on the website. It turned out that I did not even have it on draft. You know I had to fix this right away. I just don’t know how I could have overlooked this one.
Preparing the Coconut Almond Bake Recipe
Almonds are one of my favourite nuts. I enjoy finding ways to include this nut in many of my favourite recipes. The nut has to be blended very fine for this recipe and mixed in the flour just like you would the coconut. Much like you would prepare the coconut meal (the coconut is blended in water to form a soft fine meal), you would do the same for the almonds. Yes, you are making almond milk in essence, but you are retaining the meal when it is strained. Of course, the milk could be used as well for this recipe.
A Tasty Variation
I like the nutty taste of this bake. The coconut and almond meal blend in this bake is exquisite. And if you kneaded the bake well, you should have a well balanced grain bread with a wonderfully moist texture. You can enjoy this bake with a variety of fillings. You have it simple, with cheese; or you can have it with a vegetable or saltfish buljol filling. You can find lots of ideas for fillings on the site.
My Son’s Love for Coconut Almond Bake
My son likes his hot coconut almond bake with cheese. The cheese warms and softens in the bread. He likes the gooey-ness of the melted cheese and the warm sweet, nutty taste of the bake. So, he could eat a half of bake easily this way, unless I stop him. We have to always firmly, but gently, remind him that moderation will help him stay healthy. This is the time for him to learn control, not when he gets older. Believe me, I know this very well. So with this in mind, go ahead and prepare your coconut almond bake. Just remember your portions. Enjoy!
The Coconut Almond Bake Recipe
4 cup all-purpose flour (or 3 ½ all-purpose flour + ½ whole wheat flour)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)
2 tablespoons (1 envelop) instant yeast
½ cup finely grated coconut
½ cup almond meal or finely grated almond
1 egg, beaten
½ – ¾ cup coconut milk or almond milk
3 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil or olive oil
½ teaspoon vanilla, almond and coconut Essence (each), optional
Note: The pictures below don’t include how to make coconut milk or almond milk. Please click on the links for recipes. Retain some of the coconut meal and almond meal.
In a deep bowl, sift flour. Mix in the salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and yeast.
Prepare the coconut meal and almond meal. Retain the milk.
Then add the coconut and almond meal to the flour. Mix well.
Next, beat the eggs. Add the milk, vanilla and melted butter. Blend well.
Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Mix with a fork to form a soft dough.
Scrape the sides and continue to knead. Add some flour if the dough gets sticky while you knead.
Next, knead for about 5 minutes or until you get a smooth dough like in the picture.
Cover and let rise until it doubles in size. Punch down and place on a cookie tray.
Place in an oven and bake at 250°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
I really loved posting this coconut almond bake for you all. A little more again and we would have forgotten all about it. Coming up next we’ll be doing some more baking. See you soon and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list and get trini recipes in your mailbox. Of course send some feedback or a comment and tell me how the recipe came out. I’d love to hear all about it.
Ah gone. 🙂