coconut bread

Mmm, coconut bread with my early—before the sun's even up— morning tea. I ran into the Streetwise man as I was buying all of the ingredients at the grocery store last night, and promised to give him a slice this morning. (We chat every day as I wait for my bus.)

I love his toothless grin and the way he says "You have a good day." (His intonation reminds me a lot of hearing this as a child, after waking up to Paul Harvey on my alarm clock radio.)

COCONUT BREAD Adapted from Bills cookbook, via Janis. Makes about 10 slices.
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup sugar
7 ounces coconut flakes
1 1/4 sticks melted butter
1/ Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a bread tin and set aside.
2/ In small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. In large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Then, stir in sugar and coconut.
3/ Dig well in the center of dry mixture, pour in egg mixture, and stir until just combined. Add melted butter and stir until smooth, being careful not to overdo it.
4/ Bake for about an hour, until the loaf is golden brown on the outside. Let cool, and then

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