Sunday, November 9, 2008

Coconut Raisin Loaf

I was ill for a couple of days, and spent some time recuperating in bed. As I prepared to get back to work on Monday, I realized I needed to get out of bed and be a little more active. The kids wanted to make it a family activity - and since I didn't have the energy to play ball, we decided on a kitchen adventure.

We rifled through the cupboard and fridge, and pulled out a box of organic cocoa powder, sweetened coconut flakes, raisins, Bisquick, eggs, confectioners sugar and milk. After a quick review of online recipes, none of which worked perfectly, I concocted the following recipe.

Ingredients:
Two and a half cups Bisquick
Three teaspoons baking powder
Eight tablespoons cocoa
Four eggs
Half cup butter
Half cup sugar
Quarter cup milk
Half cup raisins
One cup sweetened coconut
  • Soften the butter. Beat the eggs till they are fluffy
  • Sieve the Bisquick, cocoa and baking powder together into a large bowl
  • Mix in the coconut flakes and raisings into the dry ingredients
  • Fold in the butter, and then the eggs. Whisk the mixture gently and ensure there are no lumps (other than the raisins and coconut, of course!)
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Generously butter a baking dish, pour in batter and pop it into to the oven for 30 minutes

The kids had a great time whisking the eggs, measuring out the ingredients, and generally doing pretty much everything except putting the dish into the oven and taking it out. Try it - this was fun and delicious!

2 comments:

Pallavi said...

Hi Roopa.. This looks so yummy.. I dont see the proportions for the coconut flakes in the Ingredient list. Can you share that info please ?

Pallavi

Usha said...

Sounds delightful !