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So glad this recipe was posted. Just got back from Bora Bora where I had some and wanted the recipe. This is perfect, I made only two changes. Instead of just water I used the coconut milk from the fresh coconut and I cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup. So easy (after you get the fresh coconut out of the shell)!
We live on Oahu and have made this bread quite a few times. Coconut are free! I use the food processor to chop the coconut fine. I have also updated the recipe to make it a wee bit healthier - white whole wheat flour and subbing Splenda for half the sugar. I also add a teaspoon of vanilla and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. This is my go-to "welcome to Hawaii" bread when family and friends from the mainland come to visit.
We got this from PCC on Oahu when we visited 4 years ago, my wife just found it and made it this weekend. It was a bit denser than I remember, possibly due to high altitude (we live @ 6000'). In Hawaii they bake it on coals wrapped in bananna leaves, very yummy.
Very good recipe! We could not find fresh coconut so we substituted dried unsweetened coconut flakes. It was a little sweeter than the kind we had in Tahiti. Next time we will reduce sugar to 1 cup.
made this for one it was a nice bread i too used coconut milk used raw coconut