Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease two 9-inch loaf pans.
In a small bowl, add dried fruit & 1/4 cup of the 4 cups of flour, then strain flour into a large bowl, leaving the dried fruit coated with a bit of flour. Set the dried fruit aside.
In that same large bowl, add the rest of the flour then whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt, before adding the sugar, beaten egg, milk, melted margarine, vanilla extract & coconut milk, whisking to combine well.
Stir in the grated coconut & dried fruit, blending well. If necessary, knead briefly on a floured surface.
Cut dough in half & shape each half into loaves, & placing them in the prepared loaf pans.