Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Once back in the states we began to missed the many creations of Auntie Patsy's kitchen. So we tried to recreate "Coconut Bake" which was our favorite daily treat. After many trials and errors we came close to the real deal. Not the exact recreation though, since we have no fresh coconut trees near us at 5500 ft above seas level and being land locked. So we run down to the local store and buy our coconut and check out all the while missing the fresh sea breeze and the wonderland of the trees and fields of wild growth that we experienced. So, for those of you that love bread and also love coconut here is that wonderful creation.
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 cup water
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
Rub in the butter and shortening, then stir in sugar and grated coconut.
Cut into wedges 2-3 inches wide.
Serve hot, attractively arranged on a flat dish.
Someday, I would like to go back to that little village and learn more about the life and culture. But until then, I invite you to sit back, close your eyes, and imagine the smell of the sea and feel the trade winds blowing upon your face while biting into a warm slice of Coconut Bake. Imagine the sounds of the Steal Drums floating up from the local gathering spot as you experience a little of the Trinidadian Life.
Posted by §~John~§