Ready to breath a tropical breeze, pack your sunglass and beach slippers, we are heading to Caribbean Islands. The party is held by this beautiful blogger Meeta who found a great location for her Monthly Mingle: Caribbean cooking. It is perfect to have fun and forget the winter blues.
Now, other than the famous Reggae music, I am totally ignorant about this beautiful destination. But, being a regular visitor of Cynthia Taste like Home, I taste virtually all the Barbados cuisine right in my monitor.
The Caribbean food offers lots of fusion: African, French, Dutch, Indian and Chinese. I was pretty much tempted to cook some Trinidad-Tobago dishes. I noticed this place is much influenced by Indian cuisine like Trinidad doubles (which is our channa bathura, Trini saheena (like our palak pakodas), Trinidad kachourie (kanchori), etc… I found at Trinigourmet by Sarina truly a Caribbean gal and have a great passion for food. I landed to her site by searching the word: Coconut toto. I simply love anything coconut and when I saw the coconut bake is quiet a simple quick bread or biscuit, which has a very mild taste of sweetness and less fat. I blindly picked it.
The only mistake I made: seeing her picture, I thought she divided the dough and made two breads with the dough but actually she doubled her recipe! I realized later in her comment box! Ok, not something related to taste! But the bread is loaded of tropical flavor with coconut and it is light and airy. Great for breakfast or for the evening snack with cup of tea! Check her step-by-step pictures and bake one bread!
All purpose flour: 2 cups
Salt: ¾ tsp
Baking powder: 2 tsp
Margarine or butter (cold): 1 tbsp
Grated coconut (I used fresh/desiccated unsweetened can work): ¾ cup
Sugar: 2 tbsp
Ice cold water: 2/3 cup
Shift the flour, baking soda and salt in the bowl.
Cut the cold butter and rub in the flour.
Mix the sugar, grated coconut and add the water slowly until u form firm a dough
Sprinkle some flour in work surface and knead slightly
Let the dough rest 20 minutes, covered.
Preheat the oven at 350
Flat the dough in the middle and try to roll into one big circle 2/3 inch thick
Using a fork, prick the dough by mark some wedges
Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
Take out and let it sit 10 minutes and cut into wedges.
Enjoy with butter, jelly or cheese for your breakfast or evening tea.
You will be transported to Caribbean Island without spending many dollars!
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