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- 1 cup currants
- 1⁄2 cup dark rum
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg, Grated
- 2⁄3 cup sweetened coconut
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar, Packed
- 2 eggs, beaten lightly
- 1⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup banana, Mashed (ripe)
- Heat rum and place in bowl with currants 1 hour.
- In separate bowl, sift together flour, sal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of the coconut.
- In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening and brown sugar till combined.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Stir in buttermilk, banana and currant mixture.
- Combine well.
- Add flour mixture and stir till just combined.
- Spoon batter into greased loaf pan 9"x5"x2 3/4".
- Sprinkle with remaining coconut and bake in preheated 350 F degree oven 60 to 70 minutes or till don .
I hated making substitutions, but I didn't have rum or currants. I used Applejack brandy & cranberries instead. The bread smelled divine in the oven! It came out a perfect, nicely risen loaf that was sweet & moist. I'll be keeping this recipe around & buying me some Cpt. Morgan's. Thanks for sharing Susie! UPDATE: I have now made this recipe several times, but until today was unable to find currents. My mom is in town visiting for the holiday & she wanted to try this recipe. We lucked out finding one box of currents & soaked them in brandy, subbed the buttermilk with sour cream & still this bread is moist, delicious & I now LOVE the currents!
Just made this last night. My husband is in love with this. I too substituted sour cream for the buttermilk and it turned out to be very moist and delicious. Thanks for posting!
If Heaven has a smell, this is it! It also tastes as good as it smells! The calories are worth a splurge, but hard not to go back for seconds!