Coconut, Sultana & Honey Loaf (Abm / Bread Machine)

Total Time
53mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 50 mins

I'm feeling quite proud of myself here as I kind of (literally only just) invented this (ok, ok - I was inspired by the nicest Peshwari Naan I've had in ages!), but this really works as a loaf. It's gorgeously light and fluffy, absolutely huge considering it doesn't require all that much flour and has a wonderful sweet taste that could even be used with (certain) savoury foods and types of meat as well as just butter or honeys or fruit preserves. Perhaps using part coconut milk instead of some of the water would be even nicer but I was being stingy and didn't want to open the can :) This one is just begging to be made again - I got so many compliments about this bread - even from a friend who doesn't like coconut much who said I was onto a winner! It's just SO nice!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 240 ml water (at room temerature)
  • 350 g white bread flour
  • 15 g honey
  • 11 g desiccated coconut (About 1 1/2 Tablespoons)
  • 14 teaspoon vitamin C powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 15 g nonfat dry milk powder (1 Tablespoon, heaped)
  • 5 g butter (or for creamier taste just use 13g of Butter and omit the margarine)
  • 8 g firm margarine
  • 3 34 g bread machine yeast (1 Tsp slightly heaped)
  • At Beep

  • 65 g sultanas (or Raisins- untested)
  • 1 dash cardamom (optional)

Directions

  1. Weigh the main ingredients into the bread machine and select Raisin or Speciality Bread and preferred Crust type - I chose normal crust which worked nicely - and start the machine.
  2. At the beep, if you trust your machine not to mash up the fruit like mine always does, add the sultanas with just an incredibly light dusting of cardamom (or omit it if you don't like cardamom). For my machine I ignored the beep and waited until just over 3 minutes remained of the 2nd knead cycle and that worked great - guess it depends how squishy your sultanas are :).
  3. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Makes a loaf just under 1 1/2 Lb which you won't be able to stop eating!
  5. Cooking time listed is the baking time for my machine.